Seminar of Latine Literature

lglor2532  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Seminar of Latine Literature
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
30.0 h
Q2

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2020-2021
Teacher(s)
Language
French
Prerequisites
None, but a knowledge of the historical outline of the literature would be useful (as obtained from courses LGLOR1431 or LGLOR1432).
Main themes
A scientific approach to Latin texts related to a specific historical question.
The seminar deals with the following themes:
1. Major currents of Latin literature and the major authors;
2. Those authors only known to us through fragments;
3. Historical reconstruction of an event through literary fragments and archaeological information;
4. The notion of royalty under the Republic and the Empire.
Aims

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

1 At the end of this course, the student will be able to identify and place in their context, the major currents of Latin literature and the authors that represent them; to identify the large inventory of authors whose works only exist in fragments; and to retrace the steps necessary to reconstruct an historical event from fragmentary information and archaeological documents.
 
Content
A scientific approach to Latin texts.
The course deals with the following themes:
  1. The genres and authors of Latin literature ;
        2. The framework of Ancient rhetoric and poetics.
Teaching methods

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

Lectures by the teacher, reading of Latin texts and of secondary literature articles.
Evaluation methods

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

Written exam.
Other information
In 2020, the course will focus on ancient Latin texts written in the first person. 
Online resources
A selection of reading material will be available on Moodle.
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [60] in History

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Certificat universitaire en langue, littérature et civilisation latines

Master [60] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Master [120] in History

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics

Certificat universitaire en littérature

Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics