Knowledge of Latin literature in its fundamental issues (literary genres) and in its major works; acquaintance of the basic ability for a linguistic and historical-literary analysis of prose and poetic Latin texts.
Contents of the course: Latin literature and literary genres; conflicting characterization, through text samples, of the most important genres; reading, linguistic and historical-literary comment of Cicero’s Laelius vel de amicizia (§§ 18-66).
Oral test, partly carried out directly on the Latin text.
NOTE: The knowledge of Latin morphology, grammarr and lexicon is expected and evaluated during the test. Those who don’t have preliminary knowledge should attend the Latin Tutor course and/or take the relevant test (getting through involves three F credits) before they begin to attend the courses of L-FIL-LET/04 (Latin literature, Latin grammarr, History of Italian language).
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