Latin II

lglor1230  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

Latin II
5.00 credits
45.0 h + 30.0 h
LFIAL1180 or LFIAL1181 or equivalent
Main themes
Study of classical Latin grammar (school level): morphology (nominal and verbal) and basic syntax. In addition, basic vocabulary and translation of short (versions) and long (cursive) texts are taught.
Learning outcomes

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

1 independently translate a classical Latin text at a standard level. He/she is therefore able to take a course in Latin Authors;
2 explain nominal morphology;
3 explain verbal morphology;
4 translate basic vocabulary into Latin-French and French-Latin.
5 translate simple French sentences into Latin (theme).
The course aims to develop students' knowledge of classical Latin, with special emphasis on nominal and verbal morphology. The objective is to acquire as soon as possible an easy reading of classical texts of medium difficulty.
The course is a systematic presentation of the most common nominal and verbal structures in classical Latin. This presentation is complemented by several examples, given in a series of Latin sentences that had to be translated into French. The course also allows the acquisition and enrichment of basic Latin vocabulary.
The course material has several complementary axes :
1) Nominal and verbal morphologies.
2) Knowledge of a basic vocabulary, defined by C. Meyerson-Dethoor, G. Schouppe, IndexManuel de vocabulaire et dictionnaire de latin, 5e éd. rev., Louvain-la-Neuve, De Boeck, 2018 (Lavency).
3) Syntactic structures: mastering the structures encountered in the exercises (in complement to the course LGLOR 1143 «Langue latine»).
A program of Latin versions, the objective of which is to fix theoretical learning and improve translation technique, is also planned as part of the practical exercises.
Teaching methods
Alternating interactive class sessions and practical work.
Evaluation methods
The evaluation of the learning outcomes will take place as follows:
- Regular tests during practical work sessions, which will be worth 20% of the final grade.
- Written test of theoretical knowledge and practical skills (including theme and version). This test will be worth 40% of the final mark.
Oral test to check mastery of cursive reading. This test will be worth 40% of the final mark.
Online resources
Files used during the classes are available on Moodle. 
  • A. Cart, P. Grimal e.a., Grammaire latine, Paris, Nathan, 2007.
  • A.-M. Boxus, M. Lavency, Clauis. Grammaire latine pour la lectu­re des auteurs, 4e éd. Louvain-la-Neuve, De Boeck, 2017 (Lavency).
  • J. Michel, Grammaire de base du latin, Anvers, De Sikkel, 1978.
  • Ch. Meyerson-Dethoor, G. Schouppe, IndexManuel de vocabulaire et dictionnaire de latin, 5e éd. rev., Paris-Louvain-la-Neuve, 1997, 235 p. (Lavency).
  • F. Gaffiot, Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, 3e éd. rev. et augm, Paris, Hachette, 2005.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Bachelor in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Certificat universitaire en langue, littérature et civilisation latines

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : Musicology

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

Bachelor in History