LJMedB28 Reading Latin Texts about the Last Things

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2025
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Lucie Mazalová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Lucie Mazalová, Ph.D.
Department of Classical Studies – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies – Faculty of Arts
Basic knowledge of Classical latin language (2 or 3 semesters).
Course Enrolment Limitations
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Course objectives
The main objectives of the course is the knowledge of translating and interpreting Latin medieval texts which deal - in various ways - with the last things of the man (heaven, hell, purgatory, Antichrist etc.) and have a various form of genre.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, student will be able to: - have an orientation in basic Latin wordlist of the eschatological texts - indentify specifics of particular texts - visions, prechings, tracts etc. - coherently translate this typ of texts - interpretate original Latin texts in relation to the contemporary context
  • I. Introduction to the translation and interpretation of medieval eschatological texts II. Translation and interpretation of the selected texts: Navigatio Sancti Brendani Abbatis; Otlohus Ratisbonensis (visio); Sibylla Tiburtina; Nicolaus de Dresda: De purgatorio; De periculis novissimorum temporum; Otto Frisingensis: De duabus civitatibus (the passages about the Antichrist)
  • Die Tiburtinische Sibylle. Hrsg. von E. Sackur. In Sibyllinische Texte und Forschungen. Halle a. S.: Max Niermeyer, 1898, s. 177–187
  • OTLOH VON ST. EMMERAM. Liber visionum. Hrsg. von P. G. Schmidt. Weimar: Hermann Böhlaus Nachfolger, 1989. MGH, Band 13.
  • Nicolaus de Dresda: De purgatorio. Ed. P. de Vooght. In Recherches de théologie ancienne et médiévale Vol. 42 (Janvier-Décembre 1975), pp. 132-223
  • MATĚJ Z JANOVA. Matěje z Janova, Mistra pařížského, Regulae Veteris et Novi Testamenti (Matthiae de Janov dicti Magister Parisiensis Regulae Veteris et Novi Testamenti), sv. III: Ed. V. Kybal. Inšpruk: Univerzitní knihkupectví Wagnerovo, 1911.
  • Otto Frisingensis: Chronicasive Historia de duabus civitatibus. Ed. A. Hofmeister. In MGH 1912.
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
oral colloquium
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is taught: every week.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 0.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2018.
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