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Introduction to Latin

Code 12340
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Línguas Clássicas
Entry requirements Do not exist.
Mode of delivery Lessons of practical-theoretical nature.
Work placements It doesn't apply.
Learning outcomes — Recognize the path of the Latin language to the Portuguese;
— Read the Latin text according to the restored pronunciation;
— Apply the concepts of Latin grammar, such as declensions and conjugations, in adapted texts;
— Accurately translate Latin texts;
— Connect customs and rituals of the Roman society to the current society.
— Recognize the major literary trends and authors of Latin literature.
Syllabus 1.1. Formation of the Portuguese: from Latin to the Romance languages (main phonetic phenomena in the
passage from Latin to Portuguese).
1.2. Words and Latin expressions in current use.
1.3. Lexical influences from Latin in Portuguese and Spanish language.
2. Pronunciation of Latin and reflections in the accentuation of the Portuguese language.
2. Reading, grammar review and translation of adapted texts.
3. Morphology: declension of nouns, adjectives and pronouns; verbal inflection in indicative, imperative
and infinitive. Reflections in the morphology of the Portuguese.
4. Syntax: coordination and subordination (with indicative), circumstantial complements, prepositions and
their regencies. Influences of Latin in the structure of the Portuguese sentence.
5. Culture.
5.1. The history of Rome.
5.2. Religion, mythology, society and games.
5.3. Major literary trends and authors of Latin literature.
Main Bibliography ALMENDRA, Maria Ana e José Nunes de Figueiredo, Compêndio de Gramática Latina, Porto, Porto Editora,
CUNHA, Celso e CINTRA, Lindley, Nova Gramática do Português Contemporâneo, Lisboa, Edições Sá da
Costa, 1984.
FERREIRA, A. Gomes, Dicionário de Latim-Português, Porto, Porto Editora, 1987.
FERREIRA, A. Gomes, Dicionário de Latim-Português, Porto, Porto Editora, 1987.
FONSECA, Carlos Alberto Louro, Sic Itur in Vrbem. Iniciação ao Latim, Coimbra, Instituto de Estudos
Clássicos, 1992.
GRIMAL, Pierre, Dicionário de Mitologia Grega e Romana, coord. de Victor Jabouille, Lisboa, Difel, 1999.
PEREIRA, M. H. Rocha, Estudos de História da Cultura Clássica, vol. 2, Cultura Romana. Lisboa, Fundação
Calouste Gulbenkian, 1984.
PRIETO, M. H. Ureña, Dicionário de Literatura Latina, Lisboa, Verbo, 2006.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-06-05

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