KLBcA20 Reading Plinius` NH

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Soňa Hudíková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Zuzana Lukšová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Eliška Kazdová, CSc.
Department of Archaeology and Museology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Šibíčková
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Wed 10:50–12:25 B2.33
KRBcA07 Latin I && KRBcA08 Latin II && KRBcA09 Latin III
Ability to understand and translate Latin written text with a dictionary
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 the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Reading of Latin sources about the history of Classical creative arts: books 34-36 of Pliny's Naturalis historia on Classical sculpture and painting; passages from other Classical authors about this topic. At the end of this seminar students should be able to understand and use the latin terminology of sculpture and painting and be able to use this important source for gaining the knowledge about greek and roman art
  • Reading and interpretation of the text written by Plinius - Natural history XXXIV (sculpture) and XXXVI (painting), Greek and Latin terminology of arts and the classiciste theory of art in imperial Rome
  • PLINIUS SECUNDUS, C. Naturalis historia. V. sv., ed. L. Ian- K. Mayhoff. Lipsko, 1897. info
  • PLINIUS, Starší. Kapitoly o přírodě. Praha: Svoboda, 1974. info
  • PLINIUS SEKUNDUS, G. O umění a umělcích. Přeložil V. Prach. Praha, 1941. info
Teaching methods
class discussion with analysis of the text and information about the activity of greek sculptors and painters and about the existence of monuments of art in Rome
Assessment methods
Fulfillment Requirements for the assignement: - Basic orientation in the Plinius'vocabulary and terminology - Adequate participation in the work of the seminar - written final test or oral colloquium
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
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 2003, Spring 2005, Spring 2007, Spring 2009, Spring 2011, Spring 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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