851-0890-00L Reading Course Latin: Pliny’s Letters and The Staging of a Roman Aristocrat
|Semester||Spring Semester 2019|
|Periodicity||every semester recurring course|
|Language of instruction||German|
|Comment||Your course regristration is only valid with a simultaneous online registration at the language center (www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch).|
|Abstract||In his letters Pliny gives view not only on historical events but also on his social network and cultural values. By means of prepared paragraphs we will get insights in Pliny's staging as a Roman aristocrat in the first century AD.|
Students mostly prepare the texts at home for class discussion. Furthermore, important topics of basic grammar are reviewed (exercises).
|Objective||Students gain an understanding of various aspects of a new topic and are able to analyse and contrast these aspects within a wider context.|
Participants reactivate, review, and improve their language skills (vocabulary, morphology, morphosyntax) by applying these skills to texts and in exercises (translation competence, text analysis).