LJ159 Latin Academic Writing I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2024

The course is not taught in Autumn 2024

Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
prof. PhDr. Daniela Urbanová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Daniela Urbanová, Ph.D.
Department of Classical Studies – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies – Faculty of Arts
Prerequisites (in Czech)
LJ107 Latin Stylistics
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to introduce students to writing of a Latin text about topics related to the classical philology. The aim of this course is to acquire a broad and in-depth vocabulary, which is necessary to formulate a social sciences-oriented scholarly text in Latin. To learn how to search and to use properly rarer terms and to construct an intelligible and correct Latin text. To extend and apply the skills from Latin stylistics while writing Latin text.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- acquire sufficient vocabulary for expressing a social sciences-oriented scholarly text in Latin;
- search a rarer term in a dictionary and specialized handbooks;
master the basic Latin stylistics and formulate a correct sentence in Latin;
- write a Latin summary of a scholarly text.
  • 1) Latin Phraseology.
  • 2) Characteristics of various types of Latin styles, special attention will be paid to scholarly texts.
  • 3) Neolatin texts.
  • 4) Writing short Latin texts.
  • 5) Writing a Latin summary of a scholarly text.
    required literature
  • SCHÖNBERGER, Otto. Lateinische Phraseologie. 4. unveränderte Aufl. Heidelberg: Carl Winter Universitätsverlag, 1979, 148 s. ISBN 353301441X. info
    not specified
  • MAURACH, Gregor. Lateinische Stilübungen :ein Lehrbuch zum Selbstunterricht. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1997, 160 s. ISBN 3-534-13692-6. info
  • MAURACH, Gregor. Interpretation lateinischer Texte : ein Lehrbuch zum Selbstunterricht. Darmstadt: WBG, 2007, xvi, 174. ISBN 9783534197002. info
  • MAURACH, Gregor. Lateinische Dichtersprache. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1995, xxi, 289. ISBN 3534128117. info
  • MENGE, Hermann. Lehrbuch der lateinischen Syntax und Semantik. Edited by Friedrich Maier - Thorsten Burkard - Markus Schauer. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2000, xxxviii, 1. ISBN 3-534-13661-6. info
Teaching methods
The course includes practice in translating and interpretation of Latin specialized text - e. g. linguistic texts into Czech, but is focused on translation from Czech to Latin. Regular work at home and activi collaboration during the lessons is expected.
Assessment methods
To obtain the Credits: claas attendance (75%), homeworks,class discussion and semestral paper in Latin (at least 1800 characters).
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is taught: every week.

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