Latin III - 1st semester


a) To be able to read and understand Latin texts, with some extension and with a medium level of difficulty.

b) To learn the skills to translate Latin language into Portuguese, in order to improve the knowledge of the native language.

c) To be able to translate simple phrases from Portuguese to Latin.

d) To be able to understand and recognize the most important structural changes that took place between Latin language and Portuguese throughout time.

e) To learn the essential of the Roman literature and of the Roman culture in order to understand the texts.

f) To relate some aspects of the Roman culture to others of the western culture.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Maria do Rosário Laureano Santos


Weekly - 4

Total - Available soon

Teaching language





ERNOUT, A., THOMAS, F., Syntaxe Latine. Paris, Klincksieck, 1972.

FARIA, E., Gramática Superior da Língua Latina. Rio de Janeiro, Livraria Académica, 1959.

FERREIRA, A. G., Dicionário de Latim Português. Lisboa, Porto Editora, 2008.

GAFFIOT, F., Dictionnaire illustré latin-français. Paris, Hachette, 2008.

LEWIS, C.T., SHORT, C., Latin Dictionary. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1963.

MICHEL, J., Grammaire de base du Latin. Paris, Klincksieck, 1967.

MONTEIL, P., Eléments de phonétique et de morphologie du latin. Paris, Nathan, 1974.

PARATORE, E., História da Literatura Latina. Lisboa, F.C.Gulbenkian, 1987.

Sítios- web:

Perseus Digital Library

THEOI GREEK MYTHOLOGIE - Exploring Mythologie in Classical Literature & Art

Teaching method

The classes will be mainly practical and will be used the direct method of teaching Latin.

Evaluation method

The evaluation will be based in two written texts, counting each one 45% of the final mark; the 10% left, will given to the students participation in the classroom.

Subject matter

Latin language:

1. Historical phonetic: a) the history of Latin language among the other ancient languages of the Italic Peninsula; the history of the Latin alphabet; b) the vowels; c) phonetic changes (occasional references).

2. Historical morphology: a) the nouns; b) the verbs: voice, tense and aspect; the moods; the personal endings.

3. Syntax: a) the cases and their functions; b) the sentences: the simple sentence; the compound sentence: the circumstantial and the relative clause; c) the agreement.

4. Lexicology: the history and the structure of the Latin words; b) word formation: the composition.

5. Latin prosody: general notions developed from the texts.

Cultural themes:

Love and friendship in Rome (Catullus, Poems; Ovid, Amores, Art of Love; Martial, Epigrams; Cicero, On Friendship, Letters to his Friends, Letters to Atticus)


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