2023-2024 / LCLA0068-1

Latin authors 1 : grammar and texts


45h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in ancient and modern languages and literatures5 crédits 
 Bachelor in ancient languages and literatures : classics5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history5 crédits 
 Bachelor in ancient languages and literatures : Oriental studies (Registrations are closed)5 crédits 
 Bachelor in philosophy5 crédits 
 Bachelor in French and Romance languages and literatures : general5 crédits 


Dominique Longrée, Bruno Rochette


Bruno Rochette

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long, with partial in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course includes two parts .
First semester : reading of a set of Latin classical texts with  a special attention to the linguistics features of the texts (revision of the essential notions of Latin grammar). It will include various exercises (translation and grammatical anlaysis).
A series of texts illustrating a theme, a character or a classical author. Seneca, Lucretius, Titus Livy, the origins of Rome, Horatius, Seneca, Vergil, the emperor Julian as seen by Ammianus Marcellinus, the satires of Juvenal.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To show the various audiences concerned how a commentary, whether historical or literary, can only be based on direct contact with text, hence on a precise understanding and rigorous translation, based on a grammatical analysis.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Good knowledge of basic Latin, i.e. the contents of a common school grammar book(e.g., A.-M. BOXUS et M. LAVENCY, ClauisGrammaire latine pour la lecture des auteurs, Nouvelle édition, avec la collaboration de D. LONGREE et G. SCHOUPPE, Louvain-la-Neuve,2014 et/ou G. FRANÇOIS, Grammaire latine, Liège) or of a Latin method (e.g. FAMERIE - BODSON- DUBUISSON, published by Nathan) and a vocabulary book (for instance by G. ETIENNE [approximately 2000 words]).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

For the schedule and general information on the course, see http://www.ulg.ac.be/littlat

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Q1 : Thursday, 18-19.30
Q2  Monday from 4 to 5/30.

Grammatical support with a student instructor

Recommended or required readings

Reference works: a set of texts, as well as vocabulary lists, are available online (WebCT) every year.
Students should also obtain a Latin-French dictionary (recommended: F. GAFFIOT, Le grand Gaffiot. French-Latin dictionary (Hachette) [full version]) and a Latin grammar (recommended : A.-M. BOXUS et M. LAVENCY, ClauisGrammaire latine pour la lecture des auteurs, Nouvelle édition, avec la collaboration de D. LONGREE et G. SCHOUPPE, Louvain-la-Neuve,2014 and G. FRANÇOIS, Grammaire latine, Liège).

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

- Remote

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Written exams in January and in June.

In January : interrogation on the texts studied during the first Semester; various exercices (translation and grammatical analysis); 40% of the final mark.

In June : 

- interrogation on the texts studied during the second semester and translation of an unknown text (60 % of the final mark).

The mark from the written midterm exam in January will count for 40% of the June final mark if > or = 10/20. The marks will have no effect on the final grade if they don't reach 10/20 and the final exam will then be cumulative.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Teachers Dominique LONGREE et Bruno ROCHETTE, Professors Département des Sciences de l'Antiquité place du 20-Août, 7 in B-4000 Liège Phone: 04 366 56 63 - Fax 04 366 58 27 E-mail : dominique.longree@uliege.be et Bruno.Rochette@uliege.be   Secretary Valérie ELIAS Phone 04 366 55 82

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Online Notes
Notes are available online. See link below.