Latin literature

A.Y. 2020/2021
12
Max ECTS
80
Overall hours
SSD
L-FIL-LET/04
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims at: a) improving language skills of students concerning phonetics, vocabulary, morphology and syntax of the Latin language, in agreement with level B2 of the Linguistic Certification of Latin (http://www.cusl.eu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Sillabo-.pdf); b) leading students to the comprehension of Latin literary texts read in the original language, through the analysis of significant passages of prose and verse; c) transmitting tools and methods for a deep exegesis of Latin literary texts; d) providing an exhaustive picture of the history of Latin literature from its origins to the Late Antiquity; e) highlighting challenging correspondences with modern languages and literatures, mainly the European ones.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge: at the end of the course the student will have achieved: a) a proper knowledge of phonetics, morphology and syntax of the Latin language, and of the fundamentals of prosody and metrics; b) the full understanding of the passages read in class (vocabulary, morphology, syntax), in agreement with level B2 of the linguistic certification of Latin (http://www.cusl.eu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/ Syllabus-.pdf); c) the knowledge of contents and relation with the literary tradition and historical-social context; d) the knowledge of the main features of Latin literary history from its origins to the Late Antiquity, with peculiar attention to literary genres; e) the awareness of the development of Latin language and literature with respect to the Italian language and vocabulary and to the permanence of Latin classics in modernity.
Skills: the student will be able to analyze prosaic and poetic texts, examined in class, from the linguistic, lexical, content and stylistic point of view, recognizing the main expressive codes; he will be able also to get the main trends of the history of Latin literature in a diachronic and synchronic perspective, identifying traits of permanence and continuity within literary genres; will be able to develop clearly a well-articulated argument aimed at the exegesis of the texts, by means of specific vocabulary of the discipline.
Pursuing the study autonomously, the student will be able to face the original Latin texts and will also be able to apply the acquired skills to improve his competence in Italian and evaluate the importance of the permanence of the Latin classics in the modern literature and in a wider cultural context.
Course syllabus and organization

Unique edition

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Unita' didattica A
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Pace Nicola
Unita' didattica B
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Pace Nicola
Unita' didattica C
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Pace Nicola
Unita' didattica D
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours

con istituzioni di lingua A-H

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Unita' didattica A
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Torre Chiara
Unita' didattica B
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Torre Chiara
Unita' didattica C
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Torre Chiara
Unita' didattica D
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Merli Elena

con istituzioni di lingua I-Z

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Unita' didattica A
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Merli Elena
Unita' didattica B
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Merli Elena
Unita' didattica C
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Merli Elena
Unita' didattica D
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Gioseffi Massimo