FF:LJ351 Roman Republic Literature - Course Information
LJ351 Roman Literature of the Roman Empire and Late AntiquityFaculty of Arts
- Extent and Intensity
- 1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
- 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
- Tue 10:00–11:40 Zahraniční oddělení
- No specific demands; however, completion of the courses preceding the period in question (Greek literature and Roman literature till the Flavian period) 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
- Latin language and literature (programme FF, N-LJ_) (3)
- Course objectives
- The course offers introduction into the Roman Literature from the end of the reign of Nero till the end of Ancient period.
- Learning outcomes
- At the end of this course, students:
- can distinguish individual genres of particular period;
- 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. Flavian epics: Statius, Valerius Flaccus and Italicus.
- 2. Characteristics of Flavian epics: comparison with classical and Lucanus's epos.
- 3. Scholarly literature: Pliny Maior.
- 4. Epigram a satire (Martialis and Iuvenalis).
- 5. Rhetorics a epistolography (Quintilianus, Plinius).
- 6. Historiography (Tacitus, Suetonius, Historia Augusta, Ammianus Marcellinus).
- 7. Adoptive caesars and Second Sophistics (Aulus Gellius and M. Cornelius Fronto).
- 8. L. Apuleius: philosoph, rhetor and novelist.
- 9. Poetae novelli, Anthologia Latina (Nemesianus, Optatianus, Ausonius, Claudius Claudianus).
- 10. Late poetry: blending of antiquity and Christianity (Prudentius, Namatianus, Sidonius Apollinaris).
- 11. Beginnings of Christian literature.
- 12. Last flourish of Antiquity and the "combat" with Christianity: Iulian and Symmachus' circle.
- 13. Augustin a Boethius: the first and the last one.
- CONTE, Gian Biagio. Dějiny římské literatury. Translated by Dagmar Bartoňková. Vyd. 1. Praha: KLP-Koniasch Latin Press, 2003. 790 s. ISBN 8085917874. 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. Oral colloquium afterwards: proof of the student’s ability to characterize and analyze the particular Roman genre. As a part of the colloquium also: debate about the ancient works read by student during the semester.
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
- Enrolment Statistics (recent)
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