Latin Language and Culture II
Cod: 51031
Department: DH
Scientific area: Language
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 15

This course unit studies Latin literature and its contextualized Roman history. It is divided into 13 parts (ten lessons and three moments of reflection that privilege review, systematization and exercises), consisting of working proposals based on texts of the late Republic period (Caeser) and Latin literature of Augustus period (Tibullus, Propertius, Livy).

  1. Latin Language
  2. Roman Culture
  3. Latin Literature

• Mastering advanced Latin grammar contents;
• Mastering vocabulary of specialized lexical fields;
• Establishing lexical relations between Latin and Portuguese;
• Reading unkown texts;
• Knowing the main features of Latin literature from the late Republic period and beginning of the principality.

• Systematization of the use of cum nec, quod, ut, quam;
• Grammar reviews of texts;
• Reading and studying texts by Caesar, Tibula, Propertius and Livy.

Textbook: João Nunes Torrão, Latim I (Lisboa: Universidade Aberta)
1. Grammar and dictionary:
• ALMENDRA, Maria Ana & José Nunes de Figueiredo, Compêndio de Gramática Latina (Porto: Porto Editora, 1996), ou edições posteriores.
• Dicionário de Latim-Português (3ª ed. [revista], Porto: Porto Editora, 2008).
2. Latin Literature:
• CITRONI, Mario et alii, Literatura de Roma Antiga, trad. Margarida Miranda e Isaías Hipólito (Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 2006).
3. Further reading:
• CENTENO, Rui Manuel Sobral (coord.), Civilizações Clássicas II: Roma (Lisboa: Universidade Aberta, 1997).
• GRIMAL, Pierre, A Civilização Romana, trad. Isabel St. Aubyn (Lisboa: Edições 70, 2001), ou edição posterior.
• PEREIRA, Maria Helena da Rocha, Estudos de História da Cultura Clássica II: Cultura Romana (3ª ed., Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 2002, ou edição posterior).

Other resources will be available during the semester.


Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 or 3 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a presence-based final exam (p-folio) in the end of the semester (60%).
In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final presence-based exam (100%).

This curricular unit is preceded by Língua e Cultura Latinas I.