13275 - Latin Language (1)

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  • Teacher Lucia Pasetti

  • Credits 6

  • SSD L-FIL-LET/04

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Course Timetable from Feb 03, 2020 to Mar 13, 2020

Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

Skills to be obtained at the end of the course: knowledge of phonetics, morphology and basic syntax; ablity of translating and carrying out a literary analysis of the texts listed in the program.

Course contents

I. SPECIAL FOCUS COURSE Plautus, Menaechmi: an anthology of the main scenes.

II. ELEMENTS OF LATIN  morphology, lexicon, syntax

III. AUTHORS  from Cornelius Nepos, The viris illustribus: full reading (in the original language) of Praefatio and Vita Attici

IV. CRITICAL ESSAYS vd. Bibliography

SEMINARS

First semester: OFA students are required to attend basic-level seminars.

Second semester:

- Lectures from Cornelius Nepos (G. Galli): the lectures will run parallel to special focus course; the timetable will be available before the course start
- Latin Language: Intermediate 1st level (morphology and basic elements of syntax): the timetable will be available before the course start

start of class:

Readings/Bibliography

I. SPECIAL FOCUS COURSE
we recommend the full reading of the comedy in translation, e.g.:
Plautus, Comedies, II (Casina, The Casket Comedy, Curculio, Epidicus, The Two Menaechmuses), edited and translated by W. de Melo, Cambridge, Mass.-London, 2011
A translation into Italian of the selected scenes with commentary will be available among the teaching materials.

II. ELEMENTS OF LATIN
I. Dionigi – E. Riganti – L. Morisi, Il latino, Bari, Laterza 2011, or Verba et res. Morfosintassi e lessico del latino, 2 voll., Bari, Laterza, 1999.

A. Traina – G. Bernardi Perini, Propedeutica al latino universitario, Bologna, Pàtron, 1995, capp. I-VI (on peculiar topics of phonetics, morphology, syntax).

III. AUTHORS
Cornelius Nepos, De viris illustribus: as for Praefatio and Vita Attici are concerned, a translation into Italian, with commentary on grammar will be available among the teaching material.

IV CRITICAL ESSAYS

Students are required to read one for the following essays:

S. Monda, Il teatro di Plauto: l’attore tra recitazione canto, Dioniso 2, 2012, 149-165.

E. Fantham, Mania e medicina nei Menaechmi e in altri testi, in R. Raffaelli-A. Tontini, Lecturae Plautinae Sarsinates 10 (Menaechmi), Urbino 2007, 23-45.

F. Mencacci, L'equivoco felice. Lettura gemellare dei Menaechmi, in R. Raffaelli-A. Tontini, Lecturae Plautinae Sarsinates 10 (Menaechmi), Urbino 2007, 47-68.

Students who don't attend the course are required to read also:

M. Fruyt, Word-Formation in Classical Latin, in A companion to the latin language, edited by James Clackson, Maiden (MA)-Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, pp. 157-175 (available among the teaching materials).

Teaching methods

Lecture is the teaching approach adopted for the special focus course;
interactive lessons are used in the seminars: here the students are more active participants to the learning process, which includes exercises and periodical tests.

Assessment methods

The exam has two parts:

- a written multiple choice Latin test, performed on the computer, concerning morphology and elemets of syntax.

N.B. The written test is compulsory and must be overcome before the oral exam of Lingua Latina. A negative mark prevents from accessing to the viva voce examination. The test remains valid for 6 months. The test is passed with 18/30.

- A viva voce examination: the students will be tested in Latin phonetics, morphology and syntax through the reading and translation of the Latin texts dealt with in class and listed in the program.

- the exam can't be divided into parts.

Assessment guidelines:

- failing grades:lack of basic linguistic knowledge (phonetics, morphology, basic syntax) and inability to produce a correct translation and a correct interpretation of the texts.

- passing grades: proficiency in the basic linguistic skills; translation and interpretation of texts mostly correct, but inaccurate and lacking in autonomy.

- positive grades: language proficiency at an intermediate level; translation and interpretation of the texts fully correct, but not always accurate and autonomous.

- excellent grades: language proficiency at an upper-mid level; translation and interpretation of the texts not only correct but performed with autonomy and precision.

Teaching tools

1. Online teaching materials (e.g. slides)
2. Seminars (cf. course content) aimed to the introduction to the bases of the Latin language (phonetics, morphology and syntax) and to the texts belonging to the program (Suetonius).

3. Latin Video lessons, available at https://elearning-pro.unibo.it/course/view.php?id=1162


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