This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2017-2018
The course deals with the following themes:
1. The problem of "vulgar" Latin: definitions, sources, and principal characteristics from a phonological, morphological, syntactical and lexical point of view.
2. Reading and commenting typical texts;
3. The evolution of the Latin of the late period, especially of the early medieval period: linguistic study of selected documents.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
At the end of this course, the student will have acquired the principal characteristics of spoken Latin of the Imperial and early medieval periods. He will be capable of reading and interpreting typical texts of this period.
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”.
Study of literary texts ( e.g. Petronas, Itinerarium Egeriae, Gregory of Tours) and documentary texts (e.g. Inscriptions from Pompeii, private letters , and legal documents.
- Herman, Le latin vulgaire, Paris, 1975.
- Löfstedt, Late Latin, Oslo, 1959.
- Kramer, Vulgärlateinische Alltagsdokumente auf Papyri, Ostraka, Täfelchen und Inschriften, Berlin, 2007.