2023-2024 / LCLA0087-1

Latin philology questions I


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 


Etienne Famerie, Dominique Longrée

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Philological analysis of various specific issues related to Latin texts, as well as to Latin diachronic and synchronic linguistics. The course will use all the resources of contemporary philology (computer and statistical tools, linguistic and stylistic approaches, etc.).

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of the course, students will have the methodological skills to analyze the specific philological issues discussed and will be familiar with the use of various research instruments in the fields of philology, linguistics and stylistics of Latin. They will also improve their knowledge of the language, their practice of version and theme, as well as their expertise in translation and philological commentary of Latin authors.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Knowledge of Latin acquired at the end of the Baccalaureate cycle in ancient languages and literature, classical orientation or in ancient and modern languages and literature.
Prerequisites :
- active knowledge of the entire morphology of classical Latin and the vocabulary contained in reference books and documents (vocabulary lists available on e-Campus, vocabulary included in G. ETIENNE, Cahier de vocabulaire latin, 20th edition, Liège, 2011);
- ability to describe and explain all linguistic structures illustrated by the grammatical models in the list available on e-Campus as well as by the reference grammars (A.-M. BOXUS - M. LAVENCY, Clauis, Grammaire latine pour la lecture des auteurs, Nouvelle édition, with the collaboration of D. Longrée and G. Schouppe, Louvain-la-Neuve, 2014; G. FRANCOIS,Grammaire latine, Liège, 2nd edition, 1976; M. LAVENCY, Vsus. Grammaire latine. Description du latin classique en vue de la lecture des auteurs, 1st ed., Louvain-la-Neuve, 1985).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course will include: - personal work (written work, presentation of lessons, reading and/or review of articles, study of a glossary and grammatical models) and exercises (themes, versions, text restitution, overall comprehension, etc.) - the reading of a Latin work.

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

Duration : 30h th.- Q1
Learning methods : lectures, exercises, versions and themes at the university and/or at home, oral and written account of readings of scientific papers..

Recommended or required readings

Notes and list of grammatical models supplied by the teacher, available on eCampus.

H. HAPP, Grundfragen einer Dependenzgrammatik des Lateinischen, Göttingen, 1976.
M. LAVENCY, Vsus, Description du Latin classique en vue de la lecture des auteurs, Grammaire latine, (Bibliothèque des Cahiers de l'Institut de Linguistique de Louvain, 88), Louvain-la-Neuve, 2e édition, 1997.
H. PINKSTER, Latin Syntax and Semantics, London-New York, 1990.
H. PINKSTER, Oxford Latin Syntax, Oxford, 2015.
Chr. TOURATIER, Syntaxe Latine, (BCILL, 80), Louvain-la-Neuve, 1994.
E. FAMERIE, La maîtrise du latin par la pratique, Exercices de syntace et de style. Versions, thèmes grammaticaux et littéraires, avec corrigé, Paris, Arman Colin, 2020.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions ) AND oral exam

- Remote

written exam ( open-ended questions ) AND oral exam

Additional information:

Written and oral exams (distribution 50-50%)..

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Teachers in charge of the course
Etienne Famerie (efamerie@uliege.be)
Dominique Longrée (dominique.longree@uliege.be)
Département des Sciences de l'Antiquité
7, Place du 20-Août - Bât. A1 - 3e ét.
Tél. : 04/366.55.72 (or 73)
Valérie ELIAS
Tél. : 04/366.55.44

Association of one or more MOOCs