Didactics of Latin Language and Culture (2018/2019)

Course code
4S007395
Name of lecturer
Renata Raccanelli
Coordinator
Renata Raccanelli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem. 2A, Sem. 2B

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

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.

Syllabus

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.

Teaching methods:
Lectures, exercises and, where possible, seminar activities.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
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

Assessment methods and criteria

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.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018