Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Language of instruction
1 A dal Sep 27, 2021 al Nov 6, 2021.
The course aims to provide an advanced approach to Latin literature, related to a sample of chosen texts. Lessons will focus on the main critical approaches to the study of Latin literature, with theoretical analyses, as well on readings of the chosen texts, with reference to their textual, linguistic, stylistic, dramaturgical and thematic features. Prerequisites Knowledge of the historical development of Latin literature and of literary genres. Advanced phonetical, morphological, syntactical and lexical knowledge of Latin language. Expected learning outcomes At the end of the course the student - knows the essential characteristics of the texts in question; - is able to provide a close translation and a linguistic analysis of the texts; - develops autonomous ability to understand and interpret the texts and their formal features; - improves communication skills, reflecting on the linguistic, dramaturgical and cultural codes of communication, through the translation of the text; - is stimulated to develop autonomous ability to reflect on the features of the different Latin literary genres.
Teaching will devoted to a literary analysis of Medea, through three poetci works devoted to this character: Ennius' tragedy Medea exul, Ovid's Heroides 12, and Seneca's tragedy Medea.
Medea's figure will be examined throughs some lessons devoted to her personality, from Eurièiedes'tragedy up to the modern literary readings.
Student are also requested to study chapters III-VIII of the handbook of A. Traina - G. Bernardi Perini, Propedeutica al latino universitario.
Teaching will be divided in lessons and seminars, aiming to involve students and to provide their critical judgment, through discussion and debate opportunities.
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The exam consist of an oral interview, partly via readings of texts in the original language, which intend to ascertain the level of achievement of the learning outcomes previously indicated, namely:
- knowledge of main poetic features of Enniu, Ovid and Seneca;
- autonomous skill to read, understand and translate texts of Ennius, Ovid and Seneca;
- linguistic, stylistic, and literary analysis of Ennius, Ovis and Seneca texts..
Note: It's compulsory to pass the translation from Latin test before undergoing any exam of L-FIL-LET/04 branch (Latin Literature, Latin Philology, Latin Grammar, History of the Latin Language) which allows to achieve the 24 CFU global amount provided for the admission to Latin teaching subject classifications in the schools (A-11 = old A/51, A-13 = old A/52); translation test is preparatory to all Latin exams and does not provide CFU.
Starting from the academic year 2019/20 students of the LM39-Linguistics must pass the above test before registering any exam of L-FIL-LET / 04 that allows to reach the total of 18 credits in the sector necessary for access to teaching in the current ministerial class A-11 (formerly A / 51).