LJ604 Latin for the Non-Latinists IV

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Zuzana Lukšová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jana Mikulová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jana Mikulová, Ph.D.
Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Prerequisites (in Czech)
( LJ603 Latin for Non-Latinists III ) && (! LJ103 Latin Grammar III ) && ! OBOR ( LJ )
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
This course is designed especially for students of Old Greek, to whom it provides practical possibility to work with self-contained Latin texts. Students will practice the previously acquired knowledge of basic Latin grammar. Based on selected samples of original Latin texts, the students will further develop their grammatical skills and most importantly their translating skills.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course should be able to:
- understand and translate easier Latin text;
- find relevant information realted to a concrete text.
  • An introduction to individual working with original Latin texts: reading and analyzing of selected Latin sources pertaining to the history of religion, cult and everyday life. Reading practice includes grammatical as well as cultural and historical commentary on the texts:
  • Reading and translating samples of Classical Latin (Caesar, Livy, Ovid).
  • Reading and translating samples of Late Latin (Tacitus).
  • Christian Latin (Bible).
  • Reading and translating samples of Medieval Latin (Isidor of Seville, Caesarius of Heisterbach).
    required literature
  • MIKULOVÁ, Jana. Základní kurz latiny. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2014. 2 sv. ISBN 978-80-210-7039-4. 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
  • NOVOTNÝ, František, Josef SEDLÁČEK and Josef M. PRAŽÁK. Latinsko-český slovník : A - K. 19. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1980. VIII, 743. info
  • PRAŽÁK, Josef M., František NOVOTNÝ and Josef SEDLÁČEK. Latinsko-český slovník. L-Z [Pražák, 1980]. Edited by František Novotný. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1980. 684 s. info
    recommended literature
  • PANHUIS, Dirk. Gramatika latiny. Translated by Lucie Pultrová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2014. 281 s. ISBN 9788020023353. info
  • Latinsko-český slovník. Edited by Josef Miroslav Pražák - František Novotný - Josef Sedláček. 20. vyd. Praha: KLP-Koniasch Latin Press, 1999. 1425 s. ISBN 80-85917-51-3. info
  • BILÍKOVÁ, Eva. Přehled latinské mluvnice. Vyd. 3., dopl. Brno: MC nakladatelství, 1997. 63 s. 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
    not specified
  • BEJLOVEC, Josef. Latina pro vysoké školy. 4. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1991. 286 s. ISBN 8004254187. info
Teaching methods
Reading, tranaslating and commenting on the texts. Homework. Short presentation of a chosen topic realted to the history, culture or religion for class discussion.
Assessment methods
Credits are awarded for active class attendance (75%) and conscientious preparation of translation assignments; preparation of a short presentation for class discussion. Course grade is determined by performance in a final written exam where students’ mastery of basic grammar and vocabulary is tested through a translation of a short self-contained Latin passage (dictionary allowed).
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2020, recent)
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