LJSoZk First State Exam in the Latin Language and Literature

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2006
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 0 credit(s). Type of Completion: SoZk (examination).
prof. PhDr. Antonín Bartoněk, DrSc. (seminar tutor)
doc. PhDr. Daša Bartoňková, CSc. (seminar tutor)
prof. PhDr. Jana Nechutová, CSc. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Irena Radová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. PhDr. Daniela Urbanová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Antonín Bartoněk, DrSc.
Department of Classical Studies – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
In order to be admitted to the B. A. exam (the comprehensive exam in Latin language and literature), a student must have obtained the required number of credits in their subject (viz. the requirements for credits A), must have successfully finished the courses compulsory for all students at the Faculty of Arts and must have fulfilled the required readings: Caesar: Bell. Gall. I, IV, VI; By heart: I 1, 1-3 for the qualifying examination (postupová zkouška) after the 1st year of studies. Cicero: In Catilinam I (for the examination in Latin normative grammar after the 2nd year of studies); Pro Archia poeta; De imperio Pompei; Laelius de amicitia (credits gained after the 2nd year of studies - zápočet; prerequisite for the B. A. exam); Tusculanae disputations (Book I) - for the B. A. exam. Sallustius: Catilinae coniuratio for the examination in Latin normative grammar after the 2nd year of studies. Ovidius: Met. I 1-415; II 1-328; III; IV 55-166; VI 143-381; VIII 183-235; 616-724; X 1-77; XV 871-887. Trist. IV 10. By heart: Met. I 1-4, 89-112; XV 871-879. Credits for the reading of Ovidius should be gained at the end of the 2nd year of studies (prerequisite for the B. A. exam). Vergilius: Aeneis I, II, IV, VI; Buc. I, IV; Georg. I 1-5, II 458-474. By heart: Buc. I 1-10; Georg. I, 1-15 for the B. A. exam. Livius: Ab urbe condita I, XXI for the B. A. exam.
Course Enrolment Limitations
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Course objectives
The B. A. state exam consists of a written and an oral part; a student takes both parts in the same exam period. The exam begins with the written part. The dates of the comprehensive exam (usually there are two in each exam period) are announced by the head of the department on the notice board so that students can sign up.
  • Detailed knowledge of Latin normative grammar: vol. I and II of F. Novotnýs grammar: Základní latinská mluvnice, Praha 1957 (and later editions); the script by A. Bartoněk, J. Janda, E. Kamínková, B. Mouchová, E. Kuťáková: Latinská syntaktická cvičení, Praha 1993 (and later editions); detailed knowledge of Latin stylistics: § 960-1038 (theory of style) of vol. II of Historická mluvnice latinského jazyka by F. Novotný, Praha 1955.
  • Knowledge of linguistic terminology, general knowledge of the languages of the ancient Mediterranean.
  • Detailed knowledge of the development of Roman literature and the awareness of its connections with the main developments in Greek literature: Dějiny řecké literatury by L. Canfora and Dějiny římské literatury by G. B. Conte.
  • General knowledge of the sciences dealing with antiquity, their place in the complex of social sciences, their disciplines and scientific methodology.
  • A part of the exam is also the Introduction to Latin Studies: viz. Latin Proseminar.
  • Thorough knowledge of the required readings.
  • Hošek,R. - Marek, V. Úvod do studia latiny, Praha 1977
  • L. Canfora: Dějiny řecké literatury. Praha: KLP, 2001
  • Dějiny římské literatury (History of Roman Literature). Praha: Koniasch Latin Press, 2003, 790 pp. ISBN 80-85917-87-4. info
  • BARTONĚK, Antonín. Latinská syntaktická cvičení :se slovníkem. Praha: Universita Karlova, 1993, 192 s. ISBN 80-7066-807-5. info
  • NOVOTNÝ, František. Základní latinská mluvnice. 2. vyd., 1. vyd. v H & H. Praha: H & H, 1992, 297 s. ISBN 80-85467-91-7. info
  • NOVOTNÝ, František. Historická mluvnice latinského jazyka. 1. vyd. Praha: Nakladatelství Československé akademie věd, 1955, 361 s. URL info
Assessment methods (in Czech)
zkouška písemná a ústní
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught each semester.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 1999, Spring 2000, Autumn 2000, Spring 2001, Autumn 2001, Spring 2002, Autumn 2002, Spring 2003, Autumn 2003, Spring 2004, Autumn 2004, Spring 2005, Autumn 2005.
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