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090045 SE SE Lateinisches Seminar [+Bachelorarbeit] (2019W)

Off-Piste in der Spätantike und im Frühmittelalter

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

max. 22 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The Seminar will not take place on the 23.10.2019.

Wednesday 02.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Wednesday 09.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Wednesday 16.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Wednesday 23.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Wednesday 30.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Wednesday 06.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Wednesday 13.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Wednesday 20.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Wednesday 27.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Wednesday 04.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Wednesday 11.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Wednesday 08.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Wednesday 15.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Wednesday 22.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Wednesday 29.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Bibliothek 2 d. Inst. f. Klass. Philologie, Mittel- und Neulatein Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Classical literature is overworked; likewise, the big names in theology. One can learn something by bringing the right productive question to a corpus. Historians must work that way. One can read what everyone else reads (or should be embarrassed for not having read), but one can also read things others don’t read. “Off piste” means “off the beaten path.” What is less commonly read, let alone taught. One cannot read whole works in a seminar, especially not long whole works, such as Augustine’s De Civitate Dei. But there are many shorter works that provide different windows, both literary and historical, onto the world. This sort of study may be challenging—there may be no translations, for example, but one might make a discovery or a contribution. At the very least one learns how to research.

This seminar will be devoted to a selection of shorter texts that advise and warn against various types of misbehavior and sin. These will take the form of sermons, treatises, and letters. We’ll begin with dicing and the Pseudo-Cyprianic De aleatoribus. Other texts will be announced in due course after discussion about possibilities and topics. I am already thinking about topics such as lying, vandalism, melancholic discontent, superstition. The material in the course will have obvious contributions to make to Sittengeschichte, history of the emotions, and history of morality.

Assessment and permitted materials

Each student will be expected to give a report near the end of the seminar that previews his or her term paper. The latter will radiate from an individual shorter text and the problems it raises. Students will all work on different texts. These may be (to some extent) chosen or else assigned by mutual agreement.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students will do best who attend the seminar regularly, help with the minutes, and read the required texts attentively in advance. The teacher enjoys a pro-active audience, so students are encouraged to ask questions, to participate in trying to “game” problems, and to make their presences felt in constructive ways. Careful philological preparation of the readings as well as critical thinking about general issues will be required as well. Good Latin is required and English as well as other modern languages are always helpful.

Examination topics

NA

Reading list

Various. Will mostly be provided on Moodle.

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