LJMedA08 Interpretative Seminar: Medieval Latin II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2010
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
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
Wed 15:00–16:35 VP
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
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
Course objectives
The main objective of the course is to present the problems of research, interpretation and translation of medieval Latin poetry, using a selected piece of medieval writting. In this semester, the course will focus on the most famous collection of medieval secular poetry - Carmina Burana (the 12th century). When completing the course successufly, students will be able: to evaluate the present state of research on the collection Carmina Burana; to understand the language of selected poems and songs of this literary work; to analyze their prosodic systems; to create a commented translation of them; to interpret their content properly.
  • 1. State of research.
  • 2. Origin of the collection.
  • 3. Structure and content of the work.
  • 4. Importance of the collection within the medieval latin secular poetry.
  • 5. Medieval prosody.
  • 6. Reading, translation, interpretation of selected poems: 11, 16, 17, 41, 42, 44, 51, 74, 75, 100, 117, 123, 130, 131a, 136, 138, 143, 191, 196, 211, 219.
  • Concordantia in Carmina Burana. Edited by Benedikt Konrad Vollmann - Manfred Wacht. Hildeshein: Olms-Weidmann, 1996. 887 s. ISBN 3-487-10253-6. info
  • Carmina burana. Edited by Wilhelm Meyer - Alfons Hilka - Otto Schumann. 2., unveränderte Aufl. Heidelberg: Carl Winter Universitätsverlag, 1978. xvi, 112. ISBN 3533007804. info
  • Carmina burana. Edited by Wilhelm Meyer - Alfons Hilka - Otto Schumann. 2. Aufl. Heidelberg: Carl Winter Universitätsverlag, 1971. xvi, 315. ISBN 3533007812. info
  • Carmina Burana. Bd. 2, Kommentar. [H.] 1, Einleitung : (die Handschrift der Carmina Burana), die moralisch-satirischen Dichtungen. Edited by Alfons Hilka - Otto Schumann. Heidelberg: Carl Winter's Universitätsbuchhandlung, 1930. info
Teaching methods
One 2-hour seminar per week, reading (translation), class discussion.
Assessment methods
Type of teaching: seminar. Requirements: regular attendance in the course (min. 75%) and active participation in the class discussions; continuous reading of presented texts; written paper (translation with commentary).
Language of instruction
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 2009, Spring 2011, Spring 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2019.
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