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 litetature SDA
Course contents summary
Course Title: Philosophical otium and social invidia: Readings from Lucretius, Cicero and Seneca.
The course will focus on selected readings that will show how choosing philosophical otium is related to public hostility in latin authors from late Republic to early Empire.
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.
General part and independent readings:A. Traina - G. Bernardi Perini, Propedeutica al latino universitario (ch. VI, VIII, IX), Bologna 1998.
Vergil, Aen. (a book chosen among those not yet examined); a classic in prose to be agreed with the professor.
Assessment methods and criteria