Seminar of Latine Literature

lglor2532  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Seminar of Latine Literature
5 credits
30.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2017-2018 !

None, but a knowledge of the historical outline of the literature would be useful (as obtained from courses LGLOR1431 or LGLOR1432).
Main themes
A scientific approach to Latin texts related to a specific historical question.
The seminar deals with the following themes:
1. Major currents of Latin literature and the major authors;
2. Those authors only known to us through fragments;
3. Historical reconstruction of an event through literary fragments and archaeological information;
4. The notion of royalty under the Republic and the Empire.

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


At the end of this course, the student will be able to identify and place in their context, the major currents of Latin literature and the authors that represent them; to identify the large inventory of authors whose works only exist in fragments; and to retrace the steps necessary to reconstruct an historical event from fragmentary information and archaeological documents.


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”.
This course, which is concerned with the secondary traditions concerning the origins of Rome and the royal period, deals with the problems presented by the reconstruction of the royal period in the history of Rome, the most ancient period in Roman history. The documentary references dates from many centuries after the events which they are supposed to represent. It will enable the student to consult the authors who deal with these events, from the origins of Roman literature (272 B.C.) up to the period of Christian Latin literature. Through these works we are presented with writings which have since disappeared or exist only as fragments. The evidence of archaeology is also taken into account, to test against what we learn from the literary tradition.
Teaching methods
Lectures which are intended to deepen the knowledge acquired at Bachelor level. There will also be a piece of written work on an author only know from fragments, or on an individual belonging to the period under study.
Evaluation methods
The 20 points are given as follows:
- oral exam on the lectures: 10 points
- the written work: 6 points
- tests on the set readings: 4 points
For the second registration, oral assessment on the lectures and/of the written work Latin.
Other information
The set readings are programmed according to a timetable given out to the students.
Online resources
A selection of reading material (primary sources, articles, summaries, bibliography) will be available on Moodle.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme

Master [60] in History

Master [120] in History

Master [60] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures