CJBB155 Latin for the Students of Bohemistics

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Olga Navrátilová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Jana Pleskalová, CSc.
Department of Czech Language - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jaroslava Vybíralová
Supplier department: Department of Czech Language - Faculty of Arts
The course is aimed at beginners and does not therefore require any previous knowledge of Latin language.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 25 student(s).
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to introduce the system of Latin language, to explain the position of Latin among other Indoeuropean languages as well as to point out the influence of Latin on the development of Czech language. The subject is intended for students who are interested in ancient history and who want to acquire the background for future studying of Latin. At the end of course the student will be able to use basic Latin grammar terminology, to read basic Latin texts, to translate simple phrases and short sentences from Latin to Czech language using Latin-Czech dictionary and nominal and verb paradigms. An active knowledge of Latin vocabulary will not be required.
Learning outcomes
Having participated in the course, students will be able:
- to characterize the system of Latin language;
- to summarize the main features of Latin declension and conjugation;
- to use basic Latin grammar terminology;
- to translate simple text from Latin to Czech language;
- to describe the main features of the influence of Latin on the development of Czech language.
  • 1. Latin and its position among Indoeropean languages; the benefit of Latin for the development of Eropean civilisation. The development of Latin language and its periodisation. 2. The outline of grammatical categories, basic terminology. The pronunciation of Latin, Latin alfabet. 3. Introduction to Latin declension. Nouns of 1st – 5th declension. 4. Introduction to Latin conjugation. Verbs of the 1st – 4th conjugation. 5. Pronominal declension. Anthroponyms in Rome. 6. Adjective declension. Roman numerals. 7. Introduction to Latin tenses. Roman weight and measures. 8. Indefinite verb forms. Pompeian inscriptions. 9. Numerals. Roman calendar. 10. Selected syntactic constructions (accusative-with-indefinite and nominative-with-infinitive constructions, the ablative absolute. Translation of selected Latin quote. 11. Influence of Latin to Czech language. Latin phrases in present Czech language and their meaning. 12. Working with selected texts. Samples from classic Roman quantitative poetry.
    recommended literature
  • BARTONĚK, Antonín. Latina pro posluchače filozofické fakulty. Vyd. 10. přeprac. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2003. 336 s. ISBN 9788021032170. info
  • KÁBRT, Jan. Latinsko-český slovník. V nakl. Leda 1. vyd. Praha: Leda, 2000. 575 s. ISBN 8085927829. info
  • PECH, Jiří. Latina pro gymnázia. 4. vyd. Praha: Leda, 1998. 404 s. ISBN 8085927470. 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
  • QUITT, Zdeněk and Pavel KUCHARSKÝ. Latinská mluvnice [Quitt, 1989]. 3. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1989. 202 s. info
  • Latinsko český slovník. 2. doplněné vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1957. 483 s. info
Teaching methods
Regular class attendance is required.
Assessment methods
A fulfilling requirement for this course is to complete successfully the final test focused especially on basic grammar terminology of Latin.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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