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Latin conversation and composition

This course stems as an expression of the ars Latine scribendi, extension of the teaching practice adopted by the IISC, that establishes learning on the active use of the language. The techniques used are inspired by the teaching tradition developed by the Humanists and the lessons encourage the student to acquire an active awareness of the linguistic factor and of the author’s creativity.

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LESSONS IN PRESENCE AND IN LIVE STREAMING

INFO COVID-19

  1. The IISC guarantees that students will have their own desks in the classroom and they will be distanced from other students; classrooms and educational supplies will be sanitized, according to all the health measures on Covid-19;
  2. Before entering the classroom, students will have their body temperature taken and an hand sanitizer will be provided by the IISC.
  3. If the government and the public health authorities were to decide for a new stop of the teaching activities, the IISC will hold its classes online.

EDUCATIONAL OFFER

This course aims at providing the skills needed to be fluent in Latin and the skills needed to produce a written text in Latin. From the very first lessons, under the guidance of the lecturer and on the basis of the notions learnt during the language course, will learn to talk to one another and to the lecturer in Latin, using the same structures of the classical literary language. From the very beginning, the class will write short texts of medium difficulty so as to reach, at the end of the course, full active competence of the stylistic forms of Classical literature.
The goal of the teaching activities, as for all the IISC courses, is literary: the ability to speak and to write texts in Latin and to imitate the authors’ style and language aim at consolidating the current reading ability of the classics and provide greater awareness of the richness of the language.

 

SYLLABUS

This course explores the study of the grammatical and lexical elements covered in the language courses and represents a valid complement and extension. The student has the chance to enhance the notions learnt in the previous Latin Course through the active use in the oral and written form.

 

ADMISSION

In order to attend the course, knowledge of Latin of at least Level A2 is required.
Students of one of the IISC’s Latin courses may freely subscribe.
An entrance exam will be requested to the other participants.

EXAMS (3 CFUs / ECTS)

The exam consists of drafting a written text in Latin.

USEFUL INFORMATION (FOR COURSES IN 2020/21):

LATIN COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION
Recommended for:
University and PhD students of Humanities, Latin professors and subject specialists
Titles released (info):
3 CFU / ECTS
Schedule:
Tuesday from 18:15 to 19:30
Duration:
from February 02, 2021 to May 25, 2021
Course Structure:
20 hours annually (15 classes)
Limited Enrollment
Academic Fees:
starting from € 199
discounted fees and forms of payment

SYLLABUS

LATIN COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION
20 hours annually
(15 lessons)
Pre-Requisites Active use of Latin and knowledge of at least 800 words.
Objectives Knowledge of the main stylistic models and ability to write a complex Latin text.

ACADEMIC FEES

starting from 199 euros

Discounted fees and forms of payment

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Texts provided by the instructor

Suggested reading (the following texts are not part of the final examination but we recommend our students to read them in order to strengthen their knowledges of the Latin language):

1. R. B. Appleton, Fabulae virginibus puerisque aut narrandae aut recitandae, Cambridge University Press
2. G. B. Gandino, La sintassi latina illustrata con luoghi di Cicerone tradotti ed annotati per uso di retroversione, Paravia
3. U. E. Paoli, Scriver latino. Guida al comporre e tradurre in lingua latina, Principato
4. G. Pasquetti, Roma antica vista da vicino. Dialoghi, scenette, spunti di conversazione latina, Edizioni Sandron

DATES AND TIMES

CLASS SCHEDULE 2020/21

Tuesdays from 6.15 pm to 7.30 pm.

COURSE CALENDAR
First class February 02, 2021
Last class May 25, 2021
Holydays (no class) March 30, 2021
April 06, 2021
Exam June 11, 2021