LJ255 Individual Reading (Seneca and Pliny the Younger)

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Teacher(s)
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
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to check whether students themselves are able to understand selected passages from the works by C. Plinius Secundus and L. Annaeus Seneca (the philosopher).
Learning outcomes
The students should be able to understand, translate selected passages (see Course Contents) from the works by C. Plinius Secundus and L. Annaeus Seneca (the philosopher) comment on their linguistic characteristics and historical context.
Syllabus
  • Reading ant translation of selected passages that differ according the study plan.
  • Minor
  • L. Annaeus Seneca. Epistulae ad Lucilium 1, 16, 47.
  • C. Plinius Secundus. Epistulae I 1,9; VI 16, 20 IX 6, 36; X 1, 2, 37, 38, 96, 97.
  • Maior and completus
  • L. Annaeus Seneca. Epistulae ad Lucilium 1, 16, 47, 44, 28, 93, 98, 62, 101, 118.
  • C. Plinius Secundus. Epistulae I 1,9; VI 16, 20 IX 6, 36; X 1, 2, 37, 38, 96, 97.
  • Use of dictionaries, commentaries and grammar books.
  • Linguistic analysis of the text.
  • Historical background of the works.
Literature
    recommended literature
  • SENECA. Tutte le opere : dialoghi, trattati, lettere e opere in poesia. Edited by Monica Natali - Aldo Marastoni - Ilaria Ramelli - Giovanni Reale. IV edizione. Milano: Bompiani, 2013. cxxiv, 150. ISBN 9788845290732. info
  • Selected Letters. Edited by Lucius Annaeus Seneca - Elaine Fantham. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. xlii, 314. ISBN 0199533210. info
  • SENECA. Seneca : selected philosophical letters. Translated by Brad Inwood. 1st pub. in pbk. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. xxiv, 409. ISBN 9780199575626. info
  • PLINIUS, Mladší. Dopisy [26634]. Praha: Svoboda, 1988. info
  • SENECA, Lucius Annaeus. Další listy Luciliovi. Translated by Václav Bahník. Vyd. 1. Praha: Svoboda, 1984. 332 s. info
  • SENECA, Lucius Annaeus. Výbor z listů Luciliovi. Translated by Bohumil Ryba. Vyd. 1. Praha: Svoboda, 1969. 282 s. info
  • SENECA, Lucius Annaeus. Z dopisů Senekových. Translated by Jiřina Otáhalová-Popelová. V Praze: Melantrich, 1946. 115 s. info
  • PLINIUS, Mladší. C. Plini Caecili Secundi Epistularum libri novem, Epistularum ad Traianum liber, Panegyricus : Epistularum ad Traianum liber (Variant.) : Epistularum libri novem (Variant.) : Panegyricus (Variant.). Edited by Mauriz Schuster. Lipsiae: B.G. Teubner, 1933. info
    not specified
  • SENECA. Briefe an Lucilius über Ethik. Edited by Franz Loretto. Stuttgart: Philipp Reclam jun., 2000. 134 s. ISBN 3150093759. info
  • SENECA. Briefe an Lucilius über Ethik. Edited by Heinz Gunermann. Stuttgart: Philipp Reclam jun., 1999. 151 s. ISBN 3150093740. info
  • SENECA, Lucius Annaeus. Lettres a Lucilius :sur l'amitié, la mort et les livres. Edited by Pierre Miscevic. Paris: Presses Pocket, 1990. 210 s. ISBN 2-266-03399-9. info
Teaching methods
The course is not regularly taught during the semester. Individual reading of selected passages, use of dictionaries and other tools, and, if necessary, consultation with the teacher.
Assessment methods
The knowledge of the texts is tested by translating selected passages into Czech and commenting on their linguistic features and historical and social context. The examination is oral, students have time for preparing the translation. Examination takes place in the examination period as well as during the semester (in the latter case, it is necessary to make appointment personally or by e-mail).
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught each semester.

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