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Introductory reading of Latin texts I - AGLV00147
Title: Introductory Reading of Latin Texts I
Guaranteed by: Institute for Greek and Latin Studies (21-URLS)
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Actual: from 2022
Semester: winter
Points: 0
E-Credits: 5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/2 [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unlimited (40)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Virtual mobility / capacity: yes / 30
Key competences: Key competences
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: combined
Level:  
Additional information: https://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=13223
Note: you can enroll for the course repeatedly
course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
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can be fulfilled in the future
Guarantor: Mgr. Bc. Martina Vaníková, Ph.D.
PhDr. Václav Koutný
Teacher(s): PhDr. Václav Koutný
Mgr. Bc. Martina Vaníková, Ph.D.
Class: A – Mezioborová nabídka VP: Literatura
A – Mezioborová nabídka VP: Filosofie, náboženství
A – Mezioborová nabídka VP: Historické vědy
Exchange - 08.1 Philosophy
Exchange - 08.3 History
Exchange - 08.9 Others-Humanities
Exchange - 09.5 Classical Philology
Exchange - 14.1 Political Sciences
Exchange - 14.7 Anthropology
Annotation - Czech
Last update: Eva Zezulková (15.06.2022)
The aim of the course is to provide students with tools enabling them to work independently with Latin texts from various authors and subject areas (historiography, biography, epistolography, philosophy, poetry, etc.).
Aim of the course - Czech
Last update: Eva Zezulková (15.06.2022)

- acquiring key skills and methodological tools enabling students to independently read and analyze Latin texts from various contexts

- deepening the students' knowledge of syntax and grammar

- emphasizing the role of context (literary, historical, etc.)

Course completion requirements - Czech
Last update: Eva Zezulková (15.06.2022)

- regular lesson attendance

- preparation for class (esp. translation of the text assigned)

- oral exam - reading and commenting upon a specific passage from a series of longer texts studied during the lessons

Literature - Czech
Last update: Eva Zezulková (15.06.2022)

The texts and secondary literature will be provided during the classes and/or uploaded on Moodle.

Teaching methods - Czech
Last update: PhDr. Václav Koutný (22.09.2022)

The course will be taught in English.

Learning materials will be uploaded on the Moodle platform.

Each lesson will be divided into 3 parts: 1. presentation of a text / author by the instructor or students; 2. common reading and analysis of a text; 3 questions and discussion.

Students may join the class remotely via MS Teams. Please contact the course guarantor (Václav Koutný) for the recurring meeting link.

Requirements to the exam - Czech
Last update: Eva Zezulková (15.06.2022)

Oral exam - reading and commenting upon a specific passage from a series of longer texts studied during the lessons.

Syllabus
Last update: PhDr. Václav Koutný (05.09.2022)

The course syllabus covers certain works from several significant authors of the Golden and Silver Ages of Latin literature. The texts covered will include:

  • Cn. Nepos, Cato
  • M. T. Cicero, De officiis
  • C. I. Caesar, Commentarii de bello civili
  • P. Vergilius Maro, Eclogae
  • P. Ovidius Naso, Amores
  • T. Livius, Ab urbe condita
  • P. C. Tacitus, Annales
  • L. A. Seneca, Epistulae morales ad Lucilium

Depending on the tempo of class reading, the course may also include sections of the following (and possibly other) texts/authors:

  • C. Valerius Catullus
  • C. Plinius Secundus, Epistulae

Entry requirements - Czech
Last update: Eva Zezulková (15.06.2022)

Decent knowledge of Latin morphology and syntax. 

 
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