Latin Basics

A.Y. 2021/2022
6
Max ECTS
40
Overall hours
SSD
L-FIL-LET/04
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The classes aim: a) to enhance the students' linguistic skills (= level A2 of certificate of Latin: http://www.cusl.eu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Sillabo-.pdf); b) to improve their ability to approach and understand original Latin texts, through guided readings of meaningful passages of prose and poetry; c) to enable the students to appreciate the cultural complexity of Latin ancient and modern texts, to be used also as sources within the historical discourse.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the classes, students: a) will have a good knowledge of Latin grammar (both morphology and syntax); b) will translate and comment on the texts - both those read during the classes and those assigned as homework -, linking them to their socio-cultural context; c) will be able to approach original Latin texts, grasping their general meaning without relying on a dictionary. Furthermore, students will enrich their knowledge of the Italian language, especially of its lexicon.
Course syllabus and organization

A-H

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
More specific indications on how the training activities for the 2021/22 academic year will be delivered will be provided in the coming months, depending on how the health situation develops
Course syllabus
In the two parts of the course (A, 20 hours, Prof. Gioseffi + B, 20 hours, TBA), texts by Caesar and other Latin historians will be read, discussed, and culturally framed. They will be used as a basis on which to work inductively; the particular aim is to consolidate cultural and linguistic knowledge about the Roman world.
Prerequisites for admission
The course presupposes a good knowledge of the Italian language and a survey of the history and civilisation of ancient Rome. Students who have already acquired ECTS in Latin are not admitted.
Teaching methods
Lectures; threads on the forum (Ariel website); home exercises
Teaching Resources
1) L. Graverini, M. Fucecchi, La lingua latina. Fondamenti di morfologia e sintassi, Le Monnier Università 2016.
2) P. Cesaretti, E. Minguzzi, Il dizionarietto di latino, Scholè 2019
3) T. Momigliano, Il latino con gioia, LED 2009.

The texts read in class will be published on the Ariel website
Assessment methods and Criteria
A preliminary computer-based language test (closed and/or open questions), aimed at assessing the ability to orientate oneself in elementary Latin texts (A2 level of certification), is compulsory and must be passed in order to access the oral part. In the oral part, the texts read and commented in class and a short anthology of Latin texts will be the subjects of the questions (T. Momigliano, "Il latino con gioia", LED, Milan 2009). At the students' choice, the oral part can also be taken on the computer, together with the linguistic test. Overall assessment in thirtieths; pass mark: 18/30.
Students already in possession of a language certificate (level B1 or B2) and students who have passed the SLAM end-of-course test are exempt from the preliminary language test.
Unita' didattica A
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Gioseffi Massimo
Unita' didattica B
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours

I-Z

Lesson period
Second semester
In the next months, depending on how the health situation develops, further indications will be provided on how the teaching activities are going to be delivered.
Course syllabus
In the two parts of the course (A, 20 hours, Prof. Moretti + B, 20 hours, TBA), Latin prose texts will be read, discussed, and culturally framed. They will be used as a basis on which to work inductively to consolidate the students' linguistic skills, and they will offer the starting point to enhance the knowledge of their cultural context.
Prerequisites for admission
The course presupposes a good knowledge of the Italian language and a survey of the history and civilisation of ancient Rome. Students who have already acquired ECTS in Latin are NOT admitted.
Teaching methods
Lectures; forum threads (Ariel website); home exercises.
Teaching Resources
1) L. Graverini, M. Fucecchi, La lingua latina. Fondamenti di morfologia e sintassi, Le Monnier Università 2016.
2) P. Cesaretti, E. Minguzzi, Il dizionarietto di latino, Scholè 2019
3) T. Momigliano, Il latino con gioia, LED 2009.
The texts read in class will be published on the Ariel website
Assessment methods and Criteria
A preliminary computer-based language test (closed and/or open questions), aimed at assessing the ability to orient oneself in facing elementary Latin texts (A2 level of certification), is compulsory and must be passed in order to access the oral part of the exam. In the oral exam, students will be tested in their ability to read and comment upon texts, both those read in class and those contained in the anthology: T. Momigliano, "Il latino con gioia" (LED, Milan 2009). At the students' choice, the oral part of the exam can be taken on the computer, together with the linguistic test. Overall assessment in thirtieths; pass mark: 18/30.
Students who already have a language certificate (level B1 or B2) and students who have passed the SLAM end-of-course test must inform the teacher and will be exonerated from the preliminary language test.
Unita' didattica A
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
Students should contact prof. Moretti by email.