Syllabus for Latin Prose of the Late Roman Republic and the Early Empire I

Latinsk prosa från den sena romerska republiken och den äldre kejsartiden I

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 5LA809
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Latin A1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle
    G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

    Second cycle
    A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2014-10-17
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2019-12-22
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: week 01, 2020
  • Entry requirements: Fulfilment of the requirements for a Bachelor's degree with Latin as the main field of study.
  • Responsible department: Department of Linguistics and Philology

Decisions and guidelines

The course is given as a module in the Master's Programme in languages and as an independent course.

Learning outcomes

The course intends to provide advanced knowledge about the Latin prose from the last decades of the Roman republic and the first 200 years of the Empire (ca. 100 B.C.-ca. 200 A.D). After completed education, the student is expected to

- have a good knowledge of and be able to describe the creation of standards for prose literary language as well as the main features of the contemporary discussion on the subject;
- have a good knowledge of the major linguistic changes over the current 300 years;
- have a good knowledge of history of literature and be able to describe the prose literature, the conserved as well as the non-preserved, under the current 300 years;
- have a good knowledge of and be able to account for the studied authors' life and literary production in view of the contemporary historical and cultural development.

Content

Study of about 200 pages of text that is chosen in consultation with examiner. Of these should about 80 be constituted by a philosophic or rhetorical text and of a speech by Cicero, while the remaining about 120 the sides should be brought from e g Sallust, Tacitus, Seneca the Younger and Apuleius. The texts are studied from the point of view of language history as well as from the point of view of political and literary history.

Instruction

Teaching is given in case of resources. In other respects, the literature is read alone by means of commentaries.

Assessment

Examination takes place through an oral test at the end of the module. For students who have not passed in regular test, a re-examination session is organised within reasonable time after the first. Student who has failed certain test three times has the right to obtain either other examiner or other examination format.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.

Other directives

This course overlaps with the course 5LA804 Classical Roman prose and cannot be used in the same degree.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 27, 2021

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

Literature of reference

  • Baldi, Philip The Foundations of Latin

    Originally published 2002: Berlin ;New York: De Gruyter, 2002

    Find in the library

  • Clackson, James; Horrocks, Geoffrey C. The Blackwell history of the Latin language

    Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007

    Find in the library

  • Crusius, Friedrich Rubenbauer, Hans Römische Metrik : eine Einführung

    2. Aufl.: München: 1955

    Find in the library

  • Drexler, Hans Einführung in die römische Metrik.

    Darmstadt: 1967

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  • Harrison, S. J. A companion to Latin literature

    Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., c2004

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  • Meiser, Gerhard Historische Laut- und Formenlehre der lateinischen Sprache

    Darmstadt: Wiss. Buchges., [Abt. Verl.], 1998

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  • Conte, Gian Biagio; Barchiesi, Alessandro. Letteratura latina

    1. ed.: Firenze: Le Monnier, 2002

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