Latin Authors : Late Antiquity

lglor2431  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Latin Authors : Late Antiquity
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
45.0 h
Q2

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2020-2021 !

Teacher(s)
Language
French
Prerequisites
The course is intended for students who have followed the courses of ancient Latin at Bachelor level, or able to demonstrate a reading level considered sufficient by the lecturer.
Main themes
In-depth analysis of the works of Latin authors of late Antiquity.
The course deals with the following themes:
1. The translation of two major Latin literary works of late Antiquity;
2. The problem of establishing the text;
3. Systematic commentary presenting the context of the work, as well as the literary and human values contained therein.
Aims

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

1 At the end of this course, the student will be capable to translate, analyse and comment on texts of an advanced level. He will be able to explain the historic and cultural context, to bring out the human values expressed therein, as well as to undertake a personal research as an extension of the course, which will be the subject of a written piece of work.
 
Content
The authors chosen for the course are Christian poets, in particular the authors of biblical epics. After an introduction that puts the author and his work into context, the translation will be accompanied by a methodical commentary. The student will be asked to carry out a personal written piece of work (30 pages) on an extract chosen by himself, to be given in at the beginning of the session.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The course consists of lectures. It places the authors studied in their historical, literary and cultural context. It offers a commented reading of chosen extracts, and takes care to compare these readings with other forms of expression such as fine arts and music.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The final marks are based on an evaluation of a written piece of work and its oral presentation during the exam.
Other information
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Online resources
The Moodle site allows to obtain the documents relative to the course.
Bibliography
Voir le site Moodle du cours.
Faculty or entity


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Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
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