Latin Authors : Poetry

lglor1481  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Latin Authors : Poetry
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
45.0 h
Q1 and Q2

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2019-2020
Teacher(s)
Language
French
Prerequisites
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 poetical works of 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. A first approach to poetry writing and study of metres;
4. A commentary designed to put the work into context and to highlight the documentary and human values contained therein.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 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”.
Content
The author selected for 2019-2020 is Virgil (Legend of Dido and Aeneas). After an introduction to place the work and its author in their context, there will be a grammatical and cultural commentary on the text, and a poetic and metrical analysis of the work.
Teaching methods
The translations prepared by the student will be corrected and commented during the course. If necessary specific grammar points will be revised.
Evaluation methods
Written exam in January on the texts seen during the Q1 course (60%). Written exam in June on the texts seen during the Q2 course (40%).
The global note is an average from the 2 partial notes.
For the 2d session, there is an oral exam on the texts of the whole year.
Online resources
via the Moodle site of the course
Bibliography
Une bibliographie est disponible en ligne via le site Moodle du cours.
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics

Bachelor in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Minor in Medieval Studies

Minor in Antiquity: Egypt, Eastern World, Greece, Rome