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  Latin literature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Latin literature, the body of written works in the Latin language, remains an enduring legacy of the culture of ancient Rome.
The period of Classical Latin, when Latin literature is widely considered to have reached its peak, is divided into the Golden Age, which covers approximately the period from the start of the 1st century BC up to the mid-1st century AD, and the Silver Age, which extends into the 2nd century AD.
Literature written after the mid-2nd century has often been disparaged and ignored; in the Renaissance, for example, when many Classical authors were re-discovered and their style consciously imitated.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Latin_literature   (589 words)

 Golden Age of Latin literature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The golden age of Latin literature, in Latin Latinitas aurea, is a period consisting roughly of the time from 75 BC to AD 14, covering the end of the Roman Republic and the reign of Augustus Caesar.
Classical Latin continued to be used into the Silver Age of Latin literature, the 1st and 2nd centuries.
In prose, Golden Age Latin is exemplified by Julius Caesar, whose Commentaries on the Gallic Wars display a laconic, precise, military style; and by Marcus Tullius Cicero, a practicing lawyer and politician, whose judicial arguments and political speeches, most notably the Catiline Orations, were considered for centuries to be the best models for Latin prose.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Golden_Age_of_Latin_Literature   (439 words)

 Latin literature. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Vergil, the greatest of Latin epic poets, exemplifies a new atmosphere in the Augustan age, with his celebration—and somber questioning—of the new empire.
The Latin language became the standard language of the West and by far the greater bulk of medieval literature as well as records, documents, and letters was written in Latin (see patristic literature; Medieval Latin literature; Roman law).
Latin literature, as such, is nearly dead, for its cultivation is limited to the ever-narrowing circles of classicists and to the Roman Catholic Church, which adds new matter to the liturgy only rarely and confines use of extraliturgical Latin to official, nonliterary documents.
www.bartleby.com /65/la/Latinlit.html   (752 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Classical Latin Literature in the Church
It revised in Gaul with the eighth century, when the classic Latin literature was again studied with ardour This is not the place to treat of the Carlovingian renaissance nor to attempt the history of the schools and studies of the Middle Ages.
Latin grammar is reduced to an abridgment of Donatius, supplemented by the meagre commentaries of the teacher, and replaced since the thirteenth century by the "Doctrinale" of Alexander de Villedieu (de Villa Dei).
As to Latin studies, in particular, the Church continued to influence very actively their development At the beginning of the modern era Latin was the court language of sovereigns, notably of the Italian chanceries.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09032a.htm   (3220 words)

 I Tatti Renaissance Library/Neo-Latin Literature
Latin stood for all that was noble and civilized.
The literature of Graeco-Roman antiquity has always found a home in humanist schools and universities; the study of medieval literature has the Catholic Church for its patron; and the modern vernacular literatures have all the resources of the nation-states behind them.
Ancient Latin literature could not truly be said to be alive once more until modern writers were able to capture their own experience in that incomparable vehicle of thought and feeling that is the Latin language.
www.hup.harvard.edu /itatti/neolatin_lit.html   (3220 words)

 Latin language, alphabet and pronunciation
Latin was the language of the area known as Latium (modern Lazio), and Rome was one of the towns of Latium.
The earliest known inscriptions in Latin date from the 6th century BC and were written in various versions of the Greek alphabet, which was brought to to Italy by Greek colonists.
Latin was used throughout the empire as the language of law, administration and increasingly as the language of everyday life.
www.omniglot.com /writing/latin2.htm   (759 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Latin Literature in Early Christianity
The Latin language was not at first the literary and official organ of the Christian Church in the West.
Beginning with the second century, Latin translations of technical works written in Greek became numerous treatises on medicine, botany, mathematics, etc. These translations served a practical purpose, and were made by professionals; consequently they had no literary merit and aimed at an almost servile exactitude resulting in the retention of many peculiarities of the original.
Early Christian literature in the West may be regarded as ending with the accession of Theodoric (408).
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09023a.htm   (3608 words)

 Vassar College Classics Department : Curriculum : Latin courses
Both are introductions to the reading of Latin authors but Latin 210 begins with a concentrated review of grammar whereas Latin 215 proceeds immediately to the reading of Latin texts and incorporates grammatical review with the readings themselves.
Latin 210 is recommended for students who for any reason would benefit from an overview of Latin grammar in order to refresh their skills before proceeding to the translation of Latin authors.
Latin 301 and 305a-306b are offered every year, Latin 302-304 in rotation; the topic of Latin 301 changes annually.
classics.vassar.edu /latin.html   (610 words)

 Medieval Latin literature on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
One of the main characteristics of the emerging literature was the fundamentally Christian tone; the other was the use of a simpler and more flexible Latin, which drew from the common speech of Rome and the provinces.
The Latin used in the Church services, based on the simplified language, was therefore preserved long after all Latin was replaced in common speech by the vernacular tongues.
Dante's precise Latin writing could scarcely be called medieval in its form, and the humanists with their Ciceronian prose and Vergilian eclogues were setting out to destroy, not to reform, Medieval Latin.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/medieval_thedeclineofrome.asp   (985 words)

 Latin literature --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Literature may be classified according to a variety of systems, including language, national origin, historical period, genre, and subject matter.
Latin- American literature blossomed and received international acclaim in the 1960s and 1970s with the so-called boom in the novel, a movement signaled by the publication of major works by the Colombian Gabriel García Márquez, the Mexican Carlos Fuentes, the Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa, the Argentine Julio Cortázar, and the Chilean José Donoso.
It was then that writers began to abandon Latin as the language of literature and write in one of the Italian dialects used in common speech.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9275387?tocId=9275387&query=gnaeus   (728 words)

 AP: Latin Literature
The responsibility rests with you to convince the reader that you are drawing conclusions from the Latin text and not from a general recall of the passage.
Understand that referring to the Latin "throughout" the poem or passage means that you should, at a minimum, use material from the beginning, middle, and end of the text.
You should be familiar with the cultural, social, and political context of the literature on the syllabus.
www.collegeboard.com /student/testing/ap/sub_latinlit.html?latinlit   (891 words)

 Why Study Latin?
In English literature Milton (who also wrote in Latin), Pope, and T. Eliot, in Spanish Góngora, and in Italian Dante (whose prose works are all in Latin) are all examples of writers who were influenced by Latin literature.
The Romans' language, Latin, came to be used everywhere, largely displacing the native languages of France, Spain, the Balkans, North Africa, and parts of western Asia.
As the centuries passed, Latin continued to be the international language of all educated men and women, living a parallel existence with the different national languages, such as Spanish or French, which were growing beside it.
www.csus.edu /indiv/r/rileymt/course1/WhyStudy.html   (1088 words)

 Latin literature on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
LATIN LITERATURE [Latin literature] the literature of ancient Rome and of that written in Latin in later eras.
The Latin language became the standard language of the West and by far the greater bulk of medieval literature as well as records, documents, and letters was written in Latin (see patristic literature ; Medieval Latin literature ; Roman law).
Hispanic literatures conference to focus on Latin American works, scholarship at the University of Kansas.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/latinlit_post-classicalliterature.asp   (1400 words)

 CLASSICS: Essays on Literature, Studies on Language
Latin Vocabulary Three word lists: A list of a thousand words used in Caesar with frequencies marked, with links to two more (cumulative) lists for Cicero and Vergil.
Latin Verbal "Parser" (PC) THis is an online Verbal ending-identifier or Parser, in which you can enter any verbal ending of the 473 posible forms, and it will give you a grammatical definition, and an example with translation.
Latin Automatic "Parser" (Mac) A Form Finder in a neat little 3 x 5 card, which will identify all grammatical functions of noun and verb.
community.middlebury.edu /~harris/SubIndex/classics.sub.html   (908 words)

 The Romulus Project: An Electronic Library of Latin Literature With Virtual Commentary
I published my Humanist's Latin Dictionary, Mac and PC versions a few years ago, as a concise reference to all words in Latin literary vocabulary, and you can get further information about the ideas which led to writing i t athttp://www.middlebury.edu/~harris/dictionary.html.
Part of the reason for this may be the fact that teaching of the Latin language ante-dated the modern language methods by several centuries, which gave a false sense of 'rightness' to traditional people in a traditional discipline.
The ROMULUS PROJECT proposes a new series of Latin texts encompassing the body of the humanist, literary authors, with language notes for intermediate students as well as sensitive commentary on the text as literature, accompanie d by a selection of scholarly detail culled from two centuries of philological research.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /~romulus/romulus.html   (6948 words)

 Latin Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He had translations made from original documents in the Carthaginian language; and a complete synopsis of Roman history, for reference during the progress of his work, was compiled for him by a Greek secretary.
His style, compressed, rhetorical, and very highly polished, is in strong contrast to the graceful and fluid periods which were then, and for some time later continued to be, the predominant fashion, and foreshadows the manner of Seneca or Tacitus.
His archaism in the use of pure Latin, and, alongside of it, his free adoption of Grecisms, are the first open sign of two movements which profoundly affected the prose of the earlier and later empire.
manybooks.net /pages/mackailjetext058llit10/76.html   (341 words)

 Amazon.com: Latin Literature : A History: Books: Gian Biagio Conte,Don P. Fowler,Glen W. Most,Joseph Solodow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This authoritative history of Latin literature offers a comprehensive survey of the thousand-year period from the origins of Latin as a written language to the early Middle Ages.
And its literature is as derivative as European ones.
Conte's treatment of Latin Literature is honest, intensely informative, void of pretention and, much to the anticipated surprise of lay readers, rather engaging in the contemporary Johns Hopkins English translation.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0801862531?v=glance   (1482 words)

It is generally acknowledged that the literature of the Greeks and Romans is among the most beautiful and powerful expressions of the human mind.
And yet, the traditional method of teaching Greek and Latin ignores or neglects the sounds of these languages, as if they were of little or no importance, thus depriving students of the basic literary reward of hearing and reproducing beautiful poetry.
It is the aim or our Society to encourage students and teachers to listen to and to reproduce the sounds of Greek and Latin literature, thereby enriching the whole study process of these languages.
www.rhapsodes.fll.vt.edu   (407 words)

 Latin American Literature
An index to scholarly anthropological literature that incorporates Anthropological Literature from the Tozzer Library at Harvard University and Anthropological Index from The Library of the British Museum Department of Ethnography (Museum of Mankind), incorporating the former Royal Anthropological Institute Library.
This multidisciplinary database is comprised of scholarly works on Latin America published from 1935 to the present.
While Latin American authors are represented in the database, sources are presented in English.
www2.lib.udel.edu /subj/las/resguide/lit.htm   (982 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Literature: World Literature: Latin American
Cervantes and the Modern Latin American Narrative - An essay by Roberto González Echevarría examines how the Quijote has been re-written in Latin America and Cervantes as a figure of the author is more important than Don Quijote the character, in contrast to Spain.
The Internet: a Latin American Province - Based on his literary and cultural analysis, Roberto Hernández Montoya concludes that the Internet can be a Latin American province because its universal connections storm every frontier and place you everywhere and nowhere at the same time.
Latin American Literature at CSU - A topic guide prepared by Joanne Gass, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, California State University, Fullerton.
dmoz.org /Arts/Literature/World_Literature/Latin_American   (1093 words)

 VII. The Value of Greek and Latin in English Literature. Quiller-Couch, Sir Arthur. 1920. On the Art of Reading   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I propose this morning to discuss the value of the classics to students of English literature from, as the modern phrase goes, a slightly different angle.
I put to you what I posited in an earlier course of lectures, quoting Bagehot, that while a knowledge of Greek and Latin is not necessary to a writer of English, he should at least have a firm conviction that those two languages existed.
But, although a student of English Literature be ignorant of Greek and Latin as languages, may he not have Greek and Latin literature widely opened to him by intelligent translations?
www.bartleby.com /191/7.html   (3604 words)

 00.04.08: Latin Culture Through Art and Literature
Whether the students are studying a piece of literature, art, or music, they will be asked to react or respond to the work.
Recurring themes are the alienation felt by both Mexican and American peers and society, political affirmation, class and race struggles and the affect on their self-image as individuals as well as a culture.
The literature of the past explores this and the literature of the present challenges this patriarchy.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/2000/4/00.04.08.x.html   (6475 words)

 Selected Internet Resources for Latin American Studies: Yale University Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) - site provides the table of contents for the bimonthly magazine NACLA Report on the Americas (full text available for selected issues in Spanish) as well as Internet links.
Latin American Network Information Center (University of Texas-Austin) - Comprehensive and up-to-date guide that covers a spectrum of subjects relating to Latin America.
Covers the development of Latin American societies from the pre-Columbian era to the twentieth century.
www.library.yale.edu /Internet/latinamerica.html   (1833 words)

 World-Wide Web Resources - Latin American and Spanish Literature
Indexes documents published in Latin American journals (from 24 different countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as from publications that focus on Pan-American issues) specializing in social sciences and humanities (Clase), and science and technology (Periodica).
This is a bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars.
Latin World, a directory of Internet resources on Latin America and the Caribbean.
www.uky.edu /Subject/latinamlit.html   (1158 words)

 Latin Literature - History for Kids!
Latin, an Indo-European language, was written in an alphabet derived from the Greek alphabet, with some letters changed: the Latin or Roman alphabet is essentially the one Americans use today.
Nearly all of the Latin literature that we still have today survives because it was copied over and over by hand by different people through hundreds of years.
That is, almost none of the actual books that people read at that time survive: papyrus and parchment just don't last that well.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/romans/literature/latinlit.htm   (241 words)

 InfoDome - Subject Guide for Spanish and Latin American Literature
Literary research requires familiarity with the historical and cultural context in which a work was written, as well as knowledge of the history of a particular literature.
Major Spanish and Latin American writers are included in the Contemporary Authors series.
Major Spanish and Latin American writers are included in the Gale Literary Criticism series which provides reprints of excerpts of critical commentary that have been published in books and periodicals.
infodome.sdsu.edu /research/guides/spanish_literature.shtml   (1221 words)

 AP Central - Latin Literature Course Perspective   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
One of the most challenging features of the AP Latin Literature course is to balance literal, almost prosaically accurate translation with a rendition that captures the spirit and essence of the language of the poets (or of Cicero).
Hand in hand with the ability to produce both literal and literary translations and to appreciate the difference is the ability to recognize and discuss the effect of the abundant figures of speech and stylistic devices that are characteristic of each author's style.
Although one's reaction to or interpretation of poetry is often personal, students must learn to clarify in their essays why they react in a particular way, or what makes them think the author means a particular thing.
apcentral.collegeboard.com /article/0,1281,151-162-0-4503,00.html   (1003 words)

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