Latin laboratory

Lettere Latin laboratory

0312600084
DEPARTMENT OF HUMANISTIC STUDIES
EQF6
ARTS
2020/2021



YEAR OF COURSE 3
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2015
PRIMO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
330LAB
Objectives
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: THE WORKSHOP AIMS TO ENHANCE THE STUDENTS' LATIN LANGUAGE SKILLS (PHONETICS, MORPHOLOGY, SYNTAX) AND ABOVE ALL THEIR ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND THE LATIN LITERARY TEXTS.
ABILITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: THE WORKSHOP AIMS TO DEVELOP THE STUDENTS' ABILITY TO TRANSLATE AND INTERPRET THE LATIN LITERARY TEXTS CRITICALLY, THANKS TO A FULL MASTERY OF THE LINGUISTIC STRUCTURES OF LATIN.
Prerequisites
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE LATIN PHONETICS, MORPHOLOGY, AND SYNTAX.
Contents
THE EXERCISES WILL BE BASED ON A REPRESENTATIVE TEXT OF THE LATIN LITERARY PROSE: THE "EPISTULAE" OF PLINY THE YOUNGER (A SELECTION). THE TEXT WILL BE READ, TRANSLATED, AND INTERPRETED. THE EXERCISES WILL ALSO BE ABOUT THE STRUCTURES OF THE LATIN LANGUAGE.
Teaching Methods
THE STUDENTS WILL EXERCISE IN THE READING, TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION OF A LATIN LITERARY TEXT (PLINY THE YOUNGER, "EPISTULAE": A SELECTION) UNDER THE TEACHER'S GUIDE.
MOREOVER THE STUDENTS WILL BE CONSTANTLY URGED TO DEEPEN THE LINGUISTIC STRUCTURES OF LATIN.
THE ATTENDANCE IS COMPULSORY. THE STUDENTS MAY NOT BE ABSENT MORE THAN 20% OF THE WORKSHOP HOURS. THE STUDENTS MUST SIGN THE ATTENDANCE SHEET.
Verification of learning
WRITTEN TRANSLATION OF A PASSAGE FROM A LATIN LITERARY TEXT, AIMED AT CHECKING THE STUDENT'S ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND AND TRANSLATE INTO ITALIAN A LATIN LITERARY PASSAGE. "SUPERATO" MEANS PASSING THE TEST.
Texts
PLINIO IL GIOVANE, 50 LETTERE, A CURA DI G. VANNINI, OSCAR MONDADORI, MILANO 2019.
More Information
A SHORT HANDBOOK OF LATIN GRAMMAR (PDF) IS AVAILABLE IN THE WEB PAGE OF THE TEACHER; IT PROVIDES THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF THE LATIN LANGUAGE.
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