Latin Language and Civilization

L-FIL-LET/04 - 6 CFU - 2° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

Knowledge related to Latin civilization, scientific culture and literary culture.

Course Structure

Overall analysis of the Latin literature, with an examination of a specific literary field, through the reading, translation, and philological-stylistic commentary of selected prosaic and poetical texts of Classical period, with prosodic and metric analysis of the poetic language.

Detailed Course Content

Forms and functions of literature on ancient cities: urban planning, mythopoeia and erudite historicism.

Textbook Information

A) Basics (2 CFU)


B) Detailed Studies (3 CFU)

Imago urbis: between the real city and the ideal city.

Reading of classical texts:


C) Critical Essays (1 CFU)

It is required the knowledge of one of the following studies (elective/optional):

Please remember that in compliance with art 171 L22.04.1941, n. 633 and its amendments, it is illegal to copy entire books or journals, only 15% of their content can be copied.

For further information on sanctions and regulations concerning photocopying please refer to the regulations on copyright (Linee Guida sulla Gestione dei Diritti d’Autore) provided by AIDRO - Associazione Italiana per i Diritti di Riproduzione delle opere dell’ingegno (the Italian Association on Copyright).

All the books listed in the programs can be consulted in the Library.

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