J005 – Latin I

Maria Rizzo

Course Information

Professor: Maria Rizzo,

Schedule: Mon., Wed., Fri. V-VI, 1st sem., 6 cr., 5 ECTS


The course presents the study of the morphology and fundamental syntax of classical Latin, which represents, from the point of view of linguistic structure, the primary source of the juridical Latin of the Code.


The student will be guided, by the method of verb dependence, in the individuation of the principal  morphological and syntactical structures present in the texts and directed toward a full comprehension by means of exercises of translation and reformulation of the Latin text into Italian. Simultaneously, theoretical understanding will be consolidated by the reading and analysis of texts (selections also from the Code of Eastern Canons), with a guided critical examination of their translation at hand.


Materials from the professor and selections from various manuals (e.g., G. B. Conte & R. Ferri. Nuovo Latino a Colori. Città del Castello, 2014).