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Latin literature

The course aims to put students in direct contact with classical Latin authors. It represents the cultural apex and best opportunity for human involvement in the learning process at IISC.

Didactic offerings / Curriculum / Admission / Exams / Titles released / Syllabus / Academic fees / Bibliography / Dates and times

FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/21 THE COURSE WILL BE HELD IN LIVE STREAMING

 

DIDACTIC OFFERINGS

The objective of the course is to get learners to come into direct contact with Latin literature texts. The lessons deal with the analysis of the critical edition of a text, taking into account the comments of the historical-literary critic, but they especially aim to make the learners become aware of the thoughts of classical authors. After having reached an excellent knowledge of the Latin language, the learners, who will have achieved high linguistic competence, will dedicate themselves to what the IISC considers the ultimate goal of the study of Classic Literature: a personal dialogue with the spirit of the classical authors.

 

SYLLABUS

During the course, the learners will deal with two works of the classical and humanistic Latin literature. The proposed works are different every year and are chosen by the lecturers on the basis of previous educational backgrounds and in response to the aptitude shown by the students.

 

ADMISSION

To take part in the course, applicants are required to have an excellent knowledge of the Latin language. For these reasons, participants are advised to attend the lessons of the Second years of the Latin Advanced Learning Course. Those who did not attend the Two-Years Latin Advanced Learning Course will be required to take an entrance exam. 

 

EXAMINATIONS (6 CFU / ECTS)

The exam is composed of two parts:

1) Written test: essay with comments on a text chosen by the learners. The essay must be written in Latin.
2) Oral test: analysis and comments of a text chosen by the lecturer. The entire exam will be carried out in Latin.

The exam takes place in June, during the summer term; those who do not pass the exam can take it again in October, during the autumn term.

USEFUL INFORMATION (FOR COURSES IN 2020/21):

LATIN LITERATURE
Recommended for:
University and PhD students of Classics, Latin professors,
subject specialists –  Refresher Course for Teachers
Titles released (info):
6 CFU / ECTS
Schedule:
Tuesday from 17:00 to 18:15
Duration:
from October 20, 2020 to May 25, 2021
Course Structure:
35 hours annually (28 classes)
Limited Enrollment
Academic Fees:
discounted fees and forms of payment

SYLLABUS

LATIN LITERATURE
35 hours annually
(28 lessons)
Pre-Requisites Ability to understand any text in the Latin language just by reading it.
(Students are recommended to have participated in the Two-Years Latin Advanced Learning Course).
Objectives Students will be presented with a wide selection of texts from Latin authors, which will be analyzed and commented during the lessons.

ACADEMIC FEES

Fees for each academic year amount to 2400 euros.
However, the Italian Institute of Classical Studies provides a scholarship for each and every one of the students. The scholarship will cover 75% of the academic fees.

The academic fees for each student amount then to 249 € per semester.

Discounted fees and forms of payment

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Critical editions of exam texts; works of literary criticism; lecture notes edited by the professor.

1. Cicero, De officiis
2. Vergilius, Aeneis
3. Excerpts from: Cicero, In Catilinam; Petronius, Satyricon liber; Catullus, Liber; Horatius, Sermones; Ovidius, Metamorphoseon libri; Cicero, De re publica; Cicero, Tuscolanae disputationes; Cicero, Tuscolanae disputationes; Seneca, Epistulae morale ad Lucilium; Sallustius, Bellum Catilinae; Svetonius, De viris illustribus; Tacitus, De origine et situ Germanorum

Recommended reading (the following texts are not required for the exam, but are recommended for those who wish to strengthen their knowledge):
1. A. d’Elia, Latinarum litterarum historia, M. D’Auria
2. E. De Rosa, De litteris Latinis commentarii libri V ad criticam artis rationem exacti
3. G. Mamone, Latinarum litterarum historiae, Signorelli

DATES AND TIMES

CLASS SCHEDULE 2020/21

Tuesday from 17:00 to 18:15

COURSE CALENDAR
First class october 20, 2020
Last class  may 25, 2021
Holydays (no class) december 8, 2020
december 22, 2020
december 29, 2020
jenuary 05, 2021
march 30, 2021
april 06, 2021
Exam june 11, 2021