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090050 UE Latin Reading II (2020W)

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

CURRICULAR NUR FÜR BA KLASSISCHE PHILOLOGIE; NICHT FÜR LEHRAMT UF LATEIN VORGESEHEN!

Registration/Deregistration

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

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

UPDATE November 2020: Die Lehrveranstaltung findet bis auf Weiteres zur üblichen Zeit in Form von "Distance Learning" statt (Moodle: BB Collaborate ). Materialien und Informationen werden im Moodle-Kurs zur Verfügung gestellt.

Wednesday 07.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 5 Hof 3
Wednesday 14.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 5 Hof 3
Wednesday 21.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 5 Hof 3
Wednesday 28.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 5 Hof 3
Wednesday 04.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 5 Hof 3
Wednesday 11.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 5 Hof 3
Wednesday 18.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 5 Hof 3
Wednesday 25.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 5 Hof 3
Wednesday 02.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 5 Hof 3
Wednesday 09.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 5 Hof 3
Wednesday 16.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 5 Hof 3
Wednesday 13.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 5 Hof 3
Wednesday 20.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 5 Hof 3
Wednesday 27.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 5 Hof 3

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This Lektüre will offer a text-based introduction to selected themes and episodes in the history of monastic culture, which naturally also includes nuns. Every week we will read and discuss a new Latin passage. Authors studied will include Evagrius, Jerome, Cassian, Cassiodorus, Benedict of Nursia, Gregory the Great, Gregory of Tours, and Aelred. While some attention will be paid to hermits and to anchorites, the emphasis will lie on the communal monastic life (coenobium), its joys and its troubles, its “lived experience." The monastic tradition is a continuous one and I hope to arrange some contact with modern monastic “native informants” who might be willing to give us an insider perspective on the vita monastica. While the course will not provide any systematic history of monastic orders, there will be some chance to explore different traditions from a later period, e.g. Franciscans and Dominicans.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students will be graded on their class performance (translation, discussion, reports) (50%) and on a final exam (40%) which will include seen translation, short-answer questions, “gobbets," and parsing. They will also be required to write a short creative exercise / meditation that reflects their own ruminatio on some aspect of the material we study (10%). The latter will be shared with the group, perhaps even performed.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

All the readings. Sight-reading skills will be expected too.

Reading list

Students will read a decent chunk of Latin every week and will also be expected to read sections surrounding the week’s pensum in translation (German or English, as available) and also to read secondary literature, for example, items like Leclercq, J. Wissenschaft und Gottverlangen: zur Mönchstheologie des Mittelalters. Düsseldorf: Patmos-Verlag, 1963.

Association in the course directory

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