HIA246I Medieval Latin I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/2. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Libor Švanda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. Mgr. Libor Jan, Ph.D.
Department of History - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Tue 10:00–11:40 B1.41
Basic Latin course, ability to read and to translate simple latin texts.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 7/25, only registered: 0/25
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Medieval Latin is a historic, cultural and linguistic phenomenon, continuing the old tradition of Latin language and literature of Classical Antiquity. The main objective of this course is to introduce advanced students of the Middle Ages to Medieval Latin language and literature. The course is divided in two parts. At the end of its first part, students should be able to explain development of Latin language from antiquity to the Middle Ages; to describe constitutive elements of Medieval Latin (Classical, Vulgar and Christian Latin); to characterize Medieval Latin morphology, syntax and vocabulary; to use dictionaries and other tools for translation of Medieval Latin texts; to apply grammatic rules to translating of sentences and easier texts from Medieval Latin into Czech.
  • Topics and chronology of Medieval Latin studies.
  • Dictionaries and other basic tools for the translation of Medieval Latin texts.
  • Constituent elements of Medieval Latin (Classical Latin, Vulgar Latin, Christian Latin).
  • Characteristics of Medieval Latin (phonetics, morphology, syntax, vocabulary).
  • Grammar exercises (conjunctive in main clauses, indicative and conjunctive subordinate clauses, infinitive constructions, ablative absolute, gerund, gerundive etc.).
  • Reading of easier Medieval Latin texts.
  • ZACHOVÁ, Jana. Latina pro historiky a archiváře. 4. vyd., v Academii 1. Praha: Academia, 2005. 103 s. ISBN 8020013881. info
  • ZACHOVÁ, Jana. Cvičebnice latiny pro posluchače historických oborů. Jinočany: H & H, 1992. ISBN 80-85467-05-4. info
  • NECHUTOVÁ, Jana. Středověká latina (Medieval Latin). První vyd. Praha: KLP, 2002. 164 pp. 654,2. ISBN 80-85917-82-3. info
  • NECHUTOVÁ, Jana. Die lateinische Literatur des Mittelalters in Böhmen (The Czech-Latin Literature of the Middle Ages). Aus dem Tschechischen übersetzt von Hildegard Boková und Václav Bok. 1. vyd. Köln: Böhlau Verlag, 2007. 371 pp. ISBN 978-3-412-20070-1. info
  • NECHUTOVÁ, Jana. Texty ke cvičením ze středověké latiny. Dotisk. Brno: Vydavatelství Masarykovy univerzity, 1996. 87 pp. info
  • SIDWELL, Keith C. Reading medieval Latin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. xviii, 398. ISBN 9780521447478. info
  • LANGOSCH, Karl. Lateinisches Mittelalter (Einleitung in Sprache und Literatur). Darmstadt, 1988. info
  • KINDERMANN, Udo. Einführung in die lateinische Literatur des mittelalterlichen Europa. Turnhout: Brepols, 1998. iii, 176. ISBN 2503507018. info
  • NECHUTOVÁ, Jana and Dana STEHLÍKOVÁ. Stručné dějiny latinské literatury středověku (Companion to the Medieval Latin Literature). 1. vyd. Praha: Arista - Baset, 2013. 312 pp. ISBN 978-80-86410-70-8. info
Teaching methods
Seminar; drill; homeworks.
Assessment methods
Regular attendance and participation in the course (min. 75%); final written test aimed at translation of a text and selected sentences.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2019.
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