lfial1281  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2020-2021 !

Deproost Paul;

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 plan of the course with further details is given  to students at the beginning of the academic year. Preceded by rigorous translation work, analysis of the poet highlights various aspects: philological criticism, grammatical observations and commentary on striking use of language, biographical, historical and cultural context of the work, documentary and human value of the message, introduction to the problems of literary criticism applied to a Latin text, study of literary genres, value as an example of a Latin text in the history of thought or literary aesthetics, realia.

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

1 By the end of this course, students will be able to "read" the text of a Latin poet from the Imperial or Republican period. This will involve various kinds of work: translation and grammatical, linguistic, historical, literary and, more globally, cultural commentary. For the translation and comprehension of Latin authors, this course will highlight the linguistic and cultural reference points for today's readers in the literary production of Latin antiquity.
After the first year focused on the traduction and the grammatical commentary of a Latin author, this course,  designed for non-specialist students in the second and/or third year, introduces to a more complete and personal lecture of a Latin poet from the classical period.
For the students in history, the reading assignment concerns texts from the medieval period.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Oral examination on the lectures (translation, grammar and commentaries) and on an individual reading assignment.
Précisée en début d'année.
Teaching materials
  • Entièrement et gratuitement disponible en ligne à l'adresse: http://pot-pourri.fltr.ucl.ac.be/itinera/enseignement/auteurs_latins/
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Bachelor in History

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : Musicology