Thorough Study of Latin authors

lglor2432  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Thorough Study of Latin authors
5.00 credits
45.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2021-2022 !

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 works of Latin authors of the republican and imperial periods.
The course deals with the following themes:
1. The translation of two major Latin literary works of the the Republic and the Empire;
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.
Learning outcomes

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 form the subject of an oral scientific presentation.
In 2016-2017, the author chosen for the course is Seneca (the tragedy Medea). After an introduction situating the author and his works, the translation is accompanied by a methodical commentary. The student will be asked to do a piece of work on a chosen extract, which he will present orally at the exam.
Teaching methods
The translation, previously prepared by the students, will be corrected in the course, and will be the object of a full commentary. Recourse to several editions will illustrate the problem of establishing the text.
The student s are obliged to participate in a discussion forum on the Moodle site of the course, which will allow them exchange viewpoints on transversal questions relating to authors and texts studied.
Evaluation methods
The final mark is based on:
- an oral presentation of the extract studied individually.
- an evaluation of the interventions on the discussion forum.
Other information
Online resources
Via the Moodle site of the course, access is possible to the dedicated classical languages server :
Le Précis grammatical  on-line of'A.-M. Boxus :

The Moodle site of the cours hosts the discussion forum
  • Voir le site en ligne sous la rubrique "Ressources en ligne"
Teaching materials
  • Voir le site en ligne sous la rubrique "Ressources en ligne"
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [60] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Certificat universitaire en langue, littérature et civilisation latines

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Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics

Certificat universitaire en littérature

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

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