The course aims at providing students with critical methodology, translation techniques and critical reading and interpretation of Latin literary texts.
The first part of the course aims at introducing students to Latin historiography so that students should be able to:
- place authors and literary movements in their proper historical context;
- read and analyze Latin literary texts after the basic language skills are acquired.
Classroom lectures, which are supplemented by practice sessions and tutorials (morphology, syntax, scansion, meter), will focus on the reading and interpretation of the texts provided.
-Knowledge and understanding Latin autors with a sketch of Latin literature in a historical perspective.
-Applying knowledge and understanding: Students should be able to read other texts by the same author or other author, applying the methods discussed in class. Pupils are requested to outline the context and be able to read some simple scientific essays.
-Making judgements: Students should be able to assess whether the information provided by a text is sufficient to support a hypothesis or a statement.
-Communication skills:Students should be able to describe the main features of Latin literature and outline the texts they have read.
-Learning skills: Latin literature helps to develop those learning skills (e.g. analysis, synthesis, etc.), necessary both for an increasing specialization and for the job market.