Latin IV - 2nd semester


a) To be able to read and understand Latin texts, with some extension and with a medium / high 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.

WILLIAMS, E.B., Do latim ao português, Rio de Janeiro, Tempo Brasileiro, 1991.

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: the consonants; b) rhotacism, assimilation; c) apocope and dissimilation (occasional references).

2. Historical morphology: c) the nouns: irregular words; b) the pronouns; c) the verb: the opposition between infectum / perfectum; the nominal forms.

3. Syntax: a) the mood in simple sentences; b) the compound sentences; the subordinate clauses.

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

Cultural themes :

The Roman theatre: Plautus, The Braggart Soldier.

Mos Maiorum and Roman values: Livy, History of Rome.


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