Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
1 A dal Sep 27, 2021 al Nov 6, 2021.
The course aims to provide the students with the principal features of Latin literature, both with reference to its historical development, literary genres and rules, and to the knowledge of some selected works.
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Latin language.
Learning outcomes: at the end of teaching students are supposed to have: - main knowledge of Latin language (phonetics, morphology, syntax), prosody and textual criticism; - autonomous skills in comprehension, translation and interpretation of the proposed texts; - autonomous skills for a philological, linguistic, and historical and literary analysis of the proposed texts; - main skills for a metrical analysis of the proposed texts in the most common metres; - skills for an interpretation of the proposed texts with reference to their historical and literary background; - to present the teaching topics in a proper way, with a clear and well organised exposition; - to connect the teaching topics to the main framework of the history of Latin literature and to the specific features of literary genres; - to develop an autonomous reflection and analysis of Latin proposed texts; - to have an appropriate methodology for the study of literary Latin texts.
Expected learning outcomes: at the end of the course students will be able to: -know phonetics, morphology and basic syntax of the Latin language; -know the essential features of Latin literature, with special regard to literary genres; -understand, translate and analyse the texts chosen for the course; -develop autonomous comprehension and interpretation skills, with regard to the cultural and historical-literary context of the chosen passages; -improve the following communication skills by translating the texts: to practice a metalinguistic reflection; to improve and expand the specialized lexicon of the historical-literary language, as well as the basic Latin vocabulary; -develop autonomous ability to reflect on the interaction between tradition and innovation in literary genres, as well as in linguistic and cultural heritage.
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of the Latin language.
Students who need to acquire or improve the basic knowledge of phonetics, morphology and Latin syntax required as a prerequisite are requested to attend the “Laboratorio di Latino”.
-Reading and discussion of a choice of Latin texts.
-Introduction to the study of Latin literature: cultural conditions and literary genres;
-Lexical issues (key-words in Latin culture).
-Introduction to Cicero, Catilinariae.
1. A. Cavarzere-A. De Vivo-P. Mastandrea, Letteratura latina. Una sintesi storica, Roma, Carocci, 2003.
2. A. Traina-G. Bernardi Perini, Propedeutica al latino universitario, Bologna, Pàtron, 1998: chapters I-IV.
3. Reading, understanding and translation of a Latin text of your choice between the following options:
a) Cicerone, Le Catilinarie. Introduzione, traduzione e note di Lidia Storoni Mazzolani; premessa al testo di Salvatore Rizzo, Milano 1985 (o ristampe successive): è richiesta la traduzione delle Catilinarie I-II-III.
b) Sallustio, La guerra contro Giugurta, traduzione e note di L.Piazzi, introduzione di G.Brescia, Siena 2006: è richiesta la traduzione dei §§ 1-45 e 84-86.
Optional learning activities concerning translation exercises will support students who need to acquire or improve their ability to translate and analyze the texts chosen for the course.
N.B. Non-attending students are requested to contact the teacher in due advance so as to define a specific program.
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The exam consists of an oral test aiming to verify the level of achievement of the learning objectives previously indicated; namely, the acquisition of autonomous skills to read, understand and translate the previously specified Latin texts with special regard to
-the basic knowledge of Latin phonetics, morpho-syntactic and lexical structures;
-the knowledge of the essential features of Latin literature;
-the ability to understand the cultural, historical - literary context of the chosen passages;
-argument skills; wealth and appropriateness of vocabulary.