Basics of Latin Grammar

lglor1142  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Basics of Latin Grammar
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
30.0 h + 15.0 h
Lempire Jean;
LFIAL 1760 or a course deemed equivalent by the lecturer.
Main themes
A systematic study of classical Latin grammar .
This course, to be taken in parallel with LGLOR 1143, deals with the following themes:
1. The nominal morphology (nouns, adjectives and pronouns);
2. The verbal morphology (tenses, moods and voices of the five conjugations, deponent and irregular verbs);
3. A core vocabulary of 1000 words, from Latin into French and from French into Latin (with at least two levels of translation);
4. An initiation into the techniques of literary translation.

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

1 At the end of this course, the student will have mastered nominal and verbal morphology of classical Latin.
In order to achieve this goal, he will have acquired a core vocabulary and the main rules of Latin phonology. He will be able to apply his skills to the translation of Latin texts of elementary or average difficulty.

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”.
Les manuels de référence sont :
  • A. Cart - P. Grimal, Grammaire latine, 2007 (manuel de référence pour le cours)
  • A.-M. Boxus – M. Lavency, Clauis. Grammaire latine pour la lectu­re des auteurs, Paris-Louvain-la-Neuve, 2015 (Nouvelle collection Lavency).
  • J. Michel, Grammaire de base du latin, Anvers, 1978.
  • Chr. Meyerson-Dethoor-G. Schouppe, Index. Vocabulaire de base et dictionnaire latin, Paris-Louvain-la-Neuve, 1997, 235 p. (Nouvelle collection Lavency).
  • F. Gaffiot, Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Paris, 2000 (multi­ples rééditions).

    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

    Certificat universitaire en langue, littérature et civilisation latines

    Bachelor in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

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