Latin Language II

lglor1341  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Latin Language II
6 credits
37.5 h + 7.5 h
Q1 and Q2
Isebaert Lambert;

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
In-depth study of classical Latin Grammar.
This course deals with the following themes:
1. Morphology (advanced level);
2. The function structures of Latin syntax (description of syntactic functions; study of the expression and use of cases);
3. The function of tenses and moods, the function and uses of pronouns;
4. Personal translation of a Latin prose text (cursory reading).
The exercises correspond to those done in class on the syntax and prose composition. There will be optional periods of exercises for revising the morphology.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


By the end of this course the student will have mastered the fundamental rules of the nominal syntax of classical Latin, and will have perfected his knowledge of morphology. He will also be capable of translating and analysing Latin prose texts (of the imperial period), and of translating from French into Latin (advanced level).


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Systematic study of the fundamental rules of Latin syntax, in particular those affecting the the function and use of pronouns. The constructions studied are illustrated by a linguistic analysis of classical sentences and texts. This practice includes proficiency in translation into Latin and the personal translation of a text of a certain length (cursory reading : one of Cicero's speeches, Tacitus's Germania).
A planned series of tests verifies how much morphology has been acquired.
Teaching methods
Theoretical course , together with practical exercises (translations from Latin into French and from French into Latin).
Evaluation methods
Regular tests during the year :
1° tests on morphology, with obligation to success;
2° tests on syntax (the results does not account for the final evaluation).
Partial exam in January (written and oral), on the first part of course (weight : 50 % of the final score); in case of failure, this exam may be represented in the june session). 
Partial exam in January (written and oral exam), on the first part of course; in case of failure, this exam may be represented in the June session.
Final exam consisting of a written portion and an oral, designed to test theoretical knowledge and practical skills including translation into/from Latin/French). Global success implies the passing of both the oral and written examination (including the morphology tests).
Other information
Support du cours :
L. Isebaert, Cours de langue latine : Syntaxe des cas, Louvain-la-Neuve, 2017.
L. Isebaert, Cours de langue latine : Capita selecta (quelques pronoms indéfinis / usage du réfléchi / le subjonctif), Louvain-la-Neuve, 2017
L. Isebaert, Tacite : La Germanie (texte et annotations /  synthèse grammaticale / l'écriture de Tacite), Louvain-la-Neuve, 2017.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics