General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Latin Literary Culture
Language English
Module lecturer Dr Andrea Musio
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position invited lecturer
Faculty Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology
Semester 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 30


Tuesday 18.45-20.15 MS TEAMS

Module aim (aims)

The course aims at offering an overview of Latin literature and civilization from the 3rd century B.C. to the late antiquity.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)


Literary history will be illustrated with specific focuses on its different phases, on the greatest authors and their works, on the different genres in a diachronic perspective and on the analysis of the most representative texts (in translation). Students will be also provided with the basic methodological instruments for a critical approach to the study of classical culture.

Reading list

  1. a) E. Fantham, Roman Literary Culture: from Plautus to Macrobius, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 20132 (also available on e-book: ).
  2. b) D. West (ed.), Virgil, The Aeneid, London: Penguin Books, 2003 (also available on e-book: )
  3. c) Selected literary extracts (and possible critical studies) will be shared by the lecturer during the classes.