cod. 1006903

Academic year 2020/21
2° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Lingua e letteratura latina (L-FIL-LET/04)
Ambito aggregato per crediti di sede
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

Acquire the methodological, literary and linguistic skills required for independent research work aided by the resources available for the study of classical languages and literature


- Have earned at least 10 credits in the scientific-disciplinary area of Latin (Latin language and literature, L-FIL-LET/04).
- Students must pass a preliminary written entry exam, if they have already gained 18 credits in the same SDA (Latin language and literature, L-FIL-LET/04).

Course unit content

Course title: Classical texts and informatics: stylistic and intertextual analysis of poems. The study of classical texts must be aided by text and bibliographical databases. Students must be able to use these research tools, with a full awareness of the potential of such tools as well as of the risks deriving from their exclusive and uncritical use.
Study and discussion of assigned individual research topics.

Full programme

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Selected bibliography

Only for L-10 class students:
Selected bibliography will be provided during the lessons.
The students have also to study Propedeutica al latino universitario, VI, VIII and to translate
a book of Vergils Aeneid
a prose book.
Both texts will be agreed upon with the course professor.

Teaching methods

The course consists of classroom lectures and exercises, followed by a weekly tutorial.

Assessment methods and criteria

Students will be assessed by an oral examination based on the readings
and other material used in the course.
The assessment aims to test:
1) proper knowledge of digital resources and proper use in context;
2) proper reading and translation of texts;
3) critical and interpretation skills along with the ability to produce
personal reinterpretation and interdisciplinary links;
4) oral proficiency; correct use of language; ability to give proper answers
to given questions.
Students will have to fully achieve the first two assessment criteria and
score a minimum of 60 percent or better to get a pass grade.

Only for LM 14-15 class students:
The exam consists of an oral and practical exam covering syllabus topics and presentation of an individual research project agreed upon with the course professor
Only for L-10 class students:
The exam consists of an oral and practical exam covering syllabus topics

If the health emergency will continue, the following procedure will be followed: oral questions (in presence / online).

In the case of the online exam, the platform in use will be TEAMS, see the corresponding guide at

Other information

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