LJMedA08 Interpretative Seminar: Medieval Latin II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2009
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
doc. Mgr. Anna Pumprová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Dana Stehlíková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Antonín Bartoněk, DrSc.
Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Timetable
Thu 11:40–13:15 VP
Prerequisites
LJBcA04zk Exam in Latin Grammar
Knowledge of Latin to the extent of the B. A. State Exam. The exam itself is not required for the enrollment to the course.
Course Enrolment Limitations
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Course objectives
The main objective of the course is to present the problems of research, interpretation and translation of medieval Latin literature, using a selected piece of work. In this semester, the course will focus on Chronicon Aulae regiae, which is the most extensive, most important and most advanced chronicle of medieval Latin literature in Bohemia. At the end of the course, students should be informed about state of research on the Chronicon, they should understand its language and style and be able to create a commented translation of a part of its text.
Syllabus
  • 1. State of research.
  • 2. Origin of the chronicle and its authors.
  • 3. Structure of the chronicle: prologues, structure, prosimetre.
  • 4. Characteristics of the genre: chronicle as a genre and minor genres involved in it (vision, letter, speech, prayer, planctus, epitaph, literary testament, vita, miracula).
  • 5. Rhetorical phenomena used in the chronicle and other features of its style (figures of speech, tropes, loci communes, cursus etc.).
  • 6. Literary context of the chronicle.
  • 7. Translation of the leonin hexametre.
  • 8. Reading the following passages: prologues, I/LXI, LXIII, LXXXI, LXXXVII, C, CIX, CXXX, II/ XVIII, XXIII, XXV, III/I.
Literature
  • Petra Žitavského Kronika zbraslavská. Pragae, 1884. s. 1-337. Fontes rerum Bohemicarum IV. info
  • NOVOTNÝ, Václav. Úvod. In Kronika zbraslavská. Praha, 1905. p. VII-LXXI. info
  • NECHUTOVÁ, Jana. Latinská literatura českého středověku do roku 1400. Praha: Vyšehrad, 2000. 368 pp. ISBN 80-7021-305-1. info
  • BLÁHOVÁ, Marie. Dílna středověkého historika. (Způsob práce Petra Žitavského). In Piśmiennictwo Czech i Polski w średniowieczu we wczesnej epoce nowożytnej. Katowice, 2006. p. 11-33. info
  • PABST, Bernhard. Die Chronica Aulae Regiae des Petrus von Zittau. In Prosimetrum. Tradition und Wandel einer Literaturform zwischen Spätantike und Spätmittelalter. Wien, 1994. p. 961-978. ISBN 3-412-01492-3. info
  • PRAŽÁK, Albert. Peter von Zitau als Dichter. Slavische Rundschau : Berichtende und kritische Zeitschrift für das geistige Leben der slavischen Völker. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter & Co., 1938, vol. 1938, No 6, p. 32-44. info
  • HONEMANN, Volker. Peter von Zittau als Literat. In Deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters in und über Böhmen, II. Tagung in České Budějovice/Budweis 2002. Hamburg, 2004. p. 145-159. ISBN 978-3-8300-1041-8. info
  • HONEMANN, Volker. Tod und Sterben in der „Chronica Aulae regiae“ des Peter von Zittau. Zum geistesgeschichtlichen Hintergrund des „Ackermann“. In Deutsch-böhmische Literaturbeziehungen, Germano-Bohemica. Festschrift für Václav Bok zum 65. Geburtstag. Hamburg, 2004. p. 75-95. info
  • PETRŮ, Eduard. Der literarische Wert des Chronicon Aulae Regiae. Zeitschrift für Slawistik. Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 1962, vol. 28, No 7, p. 703-714. ISSN 0044-3506. info
  • NECHUTOVÁ, Jana. České překlady leoninského hexametru. In Mezinárodní vědecká konference na paměť 50. výročí úmrtí českého klasického filologa a překladatele Otmara Vaňorného. Okresní Muzeum ve Vysokém Mýtě, 1997. p. 187-197. info
Assessment methods
Type of teaching: seminar. Requirements: regular attendance in the course (min. 75%) and active participation in class discussions; reading of presented texts; written paper (translation with commentary).
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 0.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2019.
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