Latin Authors : Prose-Writing (partim)

LGLOR1482A  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Latin Authors : Prose-Writing (partim)
3.0 credits
30.0 h

This biannual course is taught on years 2014-2015, 2016-2017, ...

Deproost Paul ;

LGLOR 1142 and LGLOR 1143 or a course deemed equivalent by the lecturer.

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 study of prose works by Latin authors.

This course deals with the following themes:

1. Translation of works of Latin authors of the classical period;
2. Explanation of specific grammatical points (morphology and syntax);
3. Acommentary designed to put the work into context and to highlight the documentary and human values contained therein.


At the end of the course the student will be able to analyse grammatically, to translate and comment upon texts of average difficulty. He will be able to explain the context, and to bring out the human values expressed therein.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.


The authors chosen for the course in 2014-2015 are  Tacitus ( the tragedy of Messalina) and Suetonius (Life of Caligula). After an introduction that puts the author and the text into context, the translation will be explained at a grammatical level, and will be accompanied by a commentary.

Teaching methods

The translations prepared by the students will be corrected during the course, and will be commented on as fully as possible. If necessary, the points of grammar will be revised as necessary.

Evaluation methods


Other information


Online resources

It is possible via the server iCampus, to access the dedicated server for classical languages :

The  Précis grammatical on-line of A.-M. Boxus :


A bibliography is available via the on-line server iCampus

Reference works :
- F. Gaffiot, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Francais Paris 2000 (many re-editions)
- A. Cart, P. Grimal e.a., Grammaire latine, Paris, Nathan, 2007.
- A.-M. Boxus, M. Lavency, Clauis. Grammaire latine pour la lecture des auteurs, Bruxelles, 3e éd., 1999.

Faculty or entity

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

Program title
Bachelor in History