LJMedC17 Individual Reading: Philosophical and Theololgical Texts

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
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
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to check whether students themselves are able to understand selected passages from the Latin works which deal with philosophic or theologic themes.
Learning outcomes
The students should be able to understand the literary and historical context of the Latin works written by Boethius, Seneca, Roger Bacon, Thomas Aquinas and Peter Lombard and translate selected passages from these works (see Course Contents) into Czech language. The students are able to interpret linguistic and contentual details (especially philosophical and theological aspects) of these works.
  • Introduction to the literary and historical context of the works written by Boethius, Seneca, Roger Bacon, Thomas Aquinas and Peter Lombard
  • Reading and translation:
  • Boethius: De consolatione philosophiae: I,1 – carm.V; III, carm. IX
  • Seneca: Ad Lucilium 1, 16, 47
  • Roger Bacon: Opus maius - Pars sexta, De scientia experimentali, Capitulum 1; Pars septima, Moralis philosophia, Pars prima (s. 223-232 od the edition by J. H. Bridges)
  • Thomas Auqinas: Summa theologiae: prima pars, quaestio 1
  • Petrus Lombardus: Libri quattuor sententiarum - Liber III, dist. 34, cap. 4
  • Interpretation of linguistic, philosophical and other contentual aspects of the mentioned works
    recommended literature
  • Boëthius, Anitius Manlius Torquatus Severinus, and Claudio Moreschini. De Consolatione Philosophiae ;: Opuscula Theologica. Editio altera. Monachii: K.G. Saur, 2005.
  • Seneca a Hense, Otto, ed. Ad Lucilium epistularum moralium quae supersunt. Leipzig: Teubner, 1898. XL, 622 s. Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana. 1 - A. L. Annaei Senecae opera quae supersunt; Vol. 3.
  • Sancti Thomae Aquinatis Summa theologiae. Prima pars. Madrid: La Editorial Catolica, 1956.
  • Petrus Lombardus. Sententiae in IV libris distinctae. Ed. Collegii S. Bonaventurae ad Claras Aquas. 1971-1981.
  • SENECA, Lucius Annaeus. Výbor z listů Luciliovi. Translated by Bohumil Ryba. Vyd. 1. Praha: Svoboda, 1969. 282 s
  • SENECA. Briefe an Lucilius über Ethik. Edited by Franz Loretto. Stuttgart: Philipp Reclam jun. 96 s. ISBN 3150021340. 2005. info
Teaching methods
The course is not being taught in the standard form, but through the consultations during which the students solve the actual problems and answer the questions concerning the text prescribed for translation.
Assessment methods
The exam consists in translation of the chosen passages from Latin into Czech language and in ability to interpret linguistic and contentual (especially philosophical) aspects of these passages. The examination is oral, students have time for preparing the translation. The examination takes place in the examination period as well as during the semester (it is necessary to make appointment personally or by e-mail).
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
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