LJ302 Roman Literature: Augustan and Nero's Age

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Katarina Petrovićová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Katarina Petrovićová, Ph.D.
Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
LJ301 Roman Republic Literature
No specific demands; however, completion of the courses preceding the period in question (Greek literature and Roman literature till the end of Roman republic) is recommended.
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
The course offers introduction into the Roman Literature from Augustan period to the reign of Nero.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students:
- can distinguish individual genres of Roman poetry;
- can name and characterize the most important figures and their works of the genres covered during the course;
- are informed about the relevant secondary literature.
  • 1. Roman Empire and Literature.
  • 2. Augustan "golden" poets: first generation.
  • 3. P. Vergilius Maro.
  • 4. Q. Horatius Flaccus.
  • 5. Augustan "golden" poets: second generation.
  • 6. P. Ovidius Naso.
  • 7. Sextus Propertius and Albius Tibullus.
  • 8. Roman historiography in Augustus' age (biography, analistics: Livy).
  • 9. Retorics and scholarly literature (Seneca maior).
  • 10. Nero's age and literature, Iulian-Claudian poetry.
  • 11. Dramatic spectacle versus philosophy (Seneca Minor).
  • 12. Novel, satire.
  • 13. M. Annaeus Lucanus.
    required literature
  • BARTOŇKOVÁ, Dagmar. (ed., transl.) Gian Biagio Conte: Dějiny římské literatury (Gian Biagio Conte: History of Roman Literature). 1. vyd. Praha: KLP - Koniash Latin Press, 2003. 790 pp. sine. ISBN 80-85917-87-4. info
  • STIEBITZ, Ferdinand. Stručné dějiny římské literatury [Stiebitz, 1991]. Brno: Rektorát Masarykovy univerzity, 1991. ISBN 80-210-0267-0. info
    recommended literature
  • The Cambridge History of Classical Literature. General ed. Patricia E. Easterling. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982. info
  • VON ALBRECHT, H. Lateinische Literatur. 1983. info
  • STIEBITZ, Ferdinand. Stručné dějiny řecké literatury. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1967. 247 s., př. info
    not specified
  • FEDELI, Paolo. Letteratura latina: civilta letteraria e vita sociale in Roma antica. Napoli: Il tripode, 1993. 491 pp. info
  • DEL CORNO, D. Letteratura greca. Milano, 1988. info
Teaching methods
Lectures 2 hours per week. Homework: reading discussed ancient and secondary texts according to professor's demands.
Assessment methods
Written examination consisting of 4 questions focusing on the basic works of the selected authors of Roman Poetry. Proof of the student’s ability to characterize and analyze the particular Roman genre. As a oral part of the exam also: debate about the ancient works read by student during the semester.
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.
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