2023-2024 / LCLA0084-1

Latin authors IV


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in ancient and modern languages and literatures (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in ancient languages and literatures : classics (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in ancient languages and literatures : classics (60 ECTS)5 crédits 


Bruno Rochette

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The commentary concerns a work or a part of a work selected for its linguistic and literary interest. The linguistic features are studied as closely as possible without neglecting the contents and the literary tradition. Examples of texts studied: Petronius, Cena Trimalchionis, with particular attention to language levels (literary Latin vs. vulgar Latin), vulgar language and Hellenisms, Cicero's Dream of Scipio. the epigrams of Martial, Apulée, the tale of Amor and Psyche, Apulée, book XI of Metamorphoses (the Isis-book), Juvénal.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The aim of the learning is to understand deeply the problems connected with the commentary of a Latin text of high degree of difficulty. The emphasis is on the problems of translating a Latin text into French.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Good knwoledge of Latin language and literature.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The students have to prepare a personal work (a comparison of translations) and to propose a translation of a passage studied during the lessons. (summary of a work of Latin literature). The modalities of this work are specified orally during the course.

Learning by teaching

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


Recommended or required readings


Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

- Remote

oral exam

Written work / report

Additional information:

Oral examination. Translation and commentary of texts.

Commentary on the written work.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Bruno ROCHETTE, Full Professor Département des Sciences de l'Antiquité place du XX-Août 7 à B-4000 Liège Tél. 04 366 56 63 E-mail bruno.rochette@uliege.be

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