LATIN GRAMMAR (UNIT A)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will acquire advanced language skills for the reading and interpretation of Latin authors.
Course requirement: 10 credits in the Latin language and literature SDA.
Course contents summary
C. Sallustius Crispus: De coniuratione Catilinae.
A reading with commentary of passages taken from the first Sallustian monograph, which sets out to analyse the salient features of Sallust’s language with a special focus on its lexical and syntactical aspects.
A section of the course will be dedicated to an in-depth examination of certain aspects of historical phonetics and morphology.
Reading list provided during lectures.
Core part and independent reading:
A. Traina - G. Bernardi Perini, Propedeutica al latino universitario, Bologna 1998.
A. Ernout, Morphologie historique du latin, Paris 1989.
Cesare, de bello Gallico I; Virgilio Aen. VIII
Classroom lectures and exercises plus weekly tutorials.
The exam consists of an oral exam on various topics covered in the course syllabus.