The course aims to provide a methodological frame and practical tools for the teaching of Latin language and culture in high school; it also intends to increase the knowledge of Latin texts, with reference to their historical, literary and cultural contexts, as well as to strengthen the linguistic skills essential for an effective teaching of Latin language and culture.
Prerequisites: advanced knowledge of Latin language and literature.
Expected learning outcomes: at the end of the course students will
- know methods and tools for teaching Latin language and culture;
- understand and translate the Latin texts as indicated in the syllabus, with regard to their grammatical structures, literary forms, cultural contexts;
- critically approach Latin texts in order to plan didactic activities and strategies.
Through the reading of Seneca, Epistulae morales ad Lucilium, book I, methods and tools for teaching Latin language, literature and culture will be studied.
1. Reading and translation of Seneca, Epistulae morales ad Lucilium, 1-2, 21, 25, 34-36, 47, 114).
Advised edotion: Lucio Anneo Seneca, Lettere a Lucilio, introduzione di L. Canali, traduzione di G. Monti, Milano 1993, III edition;
Advised commentaries: Lucio Anneo Seneca Lettere a Lucilio, Libro primo, a cura di G. Scarpat, Brescia 1975; Chr.Richardson-Hay, First lessons: book 1 of Seneca’s Epistulae Morales. A commentary, Bern-Frankfurt am Main 2006.
2. Further readings:
R.R. Marchese, Uno sguardo che vede. L'idea di rispetto in Cicerone e in Seneca, Palermo 2016;
A.Traina, Lo stile “drammatico“ del filosofo Seneca, Bologna 1987, IV edizione
F.Waquet, Latino. L’impero di un segno (XVI-XX secolo), trad. it. Milano 2004.
Further documents will be made available during the lessons.
Lectures, exercises and, where possible, seminar activities.
|F.Waquet,||Latino. L’impero di un segno (XVI-XX secolo)||2004|
|Lucio Anneo Seneca||Lettere a Lucilio, introduzione di L. Canali, traduzione di G. Monti, (Edizione 3)||Rizzoli, Milano||1993|
|A.Traina||Lo stile “drammatico“ del filosofo Seneca (Edizione 4)||1987|
|R.R. Marchese||Uno sguardo che vede. L'idea di rispetto in Cicerone e in Seneca||2016|
The exam consists of an oral test aiming to assess the following skills:
-to read, understand, translate and analyze the Latin texts listed in the syllabus;
-to contextualize the texts in their historical, literary and cultural frame;
-to discuss the essays included among the recommended readings, with special reference to their didactic contents.
N.B. Non-attending students are requested to contact the teacher in due advance so as to define a specific program.