Latin Authors : Prose-Writing

lglor1482  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Latin Authors : Prose-Writing
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
45.0 h
Q1 and Q2

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2019-2020 !

Deproost Paul;
LGLOR 1142 and LGLOR 1143 or a course deemed equivalent by the lecturer.

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
A study of prose works by Latin authors.
This course deals with the following themes:
1. Translation of works of Latin authors of the classical period;
2. Explanation of specific grammatical points (morphology and syntax);
3. Acommentary designed to put the work into context and to highlight the documentary and human values contained therein.

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

1 At the end of the course the student will be able to analyse grammatically, to translate and comment upon texts of average difficulty. He will be able to explain the context, and to bring out the human values expressed therein.

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”.
The authors chosen for the course in 2016-2017 are Livius (The end of Servius Tullius) and Tacitus (The tragedy of Messalina).
Teaching methods
The translations prepared by the students will be corrected during the course, and will be commented on as fully as possible. If necessary, the points of grammar will be revised as necessary.
Evaluation methods
Written exam in January on the texts seen during the Q1 course (60%). Written exam in June on the texts seen during the Q2 course (40%).
The global note is an average from the 2 partial notes.
For the 2d session, there is an oral exam on the texts of the whole year.
Other information
Online resources
via the Moodle site of the course
  • Voir le site du cours sous la rubrique "Ressources en ligne"
Une bibliographie est accessible en ligne via le serveur iCampus.
Outils de référence ;
- F. Gaffiot, Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Paris, 2000 (nom­breu­ses rééditions).
- A. Cart, P. Grimal e.a., Grammaire latine, Paris, Nathan, 2007.
- A.-M. Boxus, M. Lavency, Clauis. Grammaire latine pour la lecture des auteurs, Bruxelles, 3e éd., 1999.
Teaching materials
  • Voir le site du cours sous la rubrique "Ressources en ligne"
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics

Bachelor in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Minor in Medieval Studies

Minor in Antiquity: Egypt, Eastern World, Greece, Rome