PLDS03 Elementary Latin

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Jana Mikulová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Aleš Brandner, CSc.
Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Pavel Krejčí, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to examine knowledge of basic Latin grammar. The course is intended for Ph.D. students of Slavic languages.
Learning outcomes
A student should be able to:
understand main characteristics of Latin grammatical system;
use a dictionary and table with Latin grammatical forms;
identify grammatical categories of verbal and nominal forms, translate and create them.
  • 1st – 4th conjugation verbs (verbs of type capio included), the verb esse and its compounds.
  • Forms of present stem (present, imperfect and future indicative, present and imperfect subjunctive, imperative, present infinitive).
  • Forms of perfect stem (perfect, plusquamperfect, future perfect indicative, perfect and plusquamperct subjunctive, perfect and future infinitives ).
  • Supine.
  • Present, perfect, future participle, their formation, declention, meaning and use.
  • Deponent verbs.
  • 1st – 5th declension nouns.
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd declension adjectives.
  • Formation of adverbs.
  • Gradation of adjectives and adverbs (regular, irregular, periphrastic), comparison.
  • Personal, possessive pronouns, demonstrative pronouns (hic, is, ille, ipse, idem), interrogatiove, relative, negative pronouns (nemo, nihil).
  • Basic prepositions.
  • Double accusative and nominative constructions.
  • Accusative with infinitive.
  • Relative clauses.
  • Function of subjunctives in the main clause (especially for expressing wishes).
  • Cardinal and ordinal numerals 1–100, 1000 and formation of numerals for thousands).
  • MIKULOVÁ, Jana. Základní kurz latiny I (Basic Course of Latin I). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2014. 402 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-7039-4. Digitální knihovna FF MU info
  • MIKULOVÁ, Jana. Základní kurz latiny. 2. díl. (Basic Course of Latin. Volume 2.). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2013. 190 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-6499-7. Digitální knihovna FF MU info
  • ŽAŽA, Stanislav. Latina pro studenty východoslovanských jazyků. 1. vydání. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2000. 156 stran. ISBN 8021023457. info
  • BILÍKOVÁ, Eva. Přehled latinské mluvnice : [pomůcka při výuce latiny]. Brno: MC nakladatelství, 1999. 63 s. info
  • PECH, Jiří. Latina pro gymnázia. 4. vyd. Praha: Leda, 1998. 404 s. ISBN 8085927470. info
  • PECH, Jiří. Latina pro gymnázia. Vyd. 1. Praha: Leda, 1996. 471 s. ISBN 808592711X. info
Teaching methods
The course is not regularly taught, it is an examination.
Assessment methods
Written test.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2006, Spring 2007, Autumn 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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