Latin Literature


a) To identify the diachronic evolution of Latin Literature.

b) To recognize the significant role of some authors in the history of Literature in Rome.

c) To analyze some significant texts from the works of these authors.

d)To identify the classical heritage in European literature, especially in the Portuguese literature.

e) To report orally and in writing the acquired knowledge with accuracy and coherent argumentation.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Maria do Rosario Calisto Laureano Santos


Weekly - Available soon

Total - 168

Teaching language



Not applied.


CITRONI, M. et alii, Literatura de Roma Antiga. Lisboa, F. C. Gulbenkian, 2006.

FEDELI, P., Storia Letteraria di Roma. Napoli, Fratelli Ferraro Editori, 2004.

GRIMAL, P., A vida em Roma na Antiguidade. (Tradução de Victor Jabouille, João Daniel Lourenço e Maria Cristina Pimentel). Mem Martins, Publicações Europa-América, 1995.

PARATORE, E, História da Literatura Latina. Lisboa, F. C. Gulbenkian, 1983.

ROCHA PEREIRA, M. H., Romana. Antologia de cultura latina. Porto, Asa, 2005.


Sítios- web:

Classica digitalia

Perseus Digital Library

THEOI GREEK MYTHOLOGIE - Exploring Mythologie in Classical Literature & Art


Teaching method

Lectures and student short essays with oral presentation on subjects related to the syllabus.

Evaluation method

a final test(50%), individual essay(50%)

Subject matter

1. Background and periodization of Latin literature.

2. The origins and the first authors. Plautus.

3. The Hellenization. The circle of Scipio. Lucilius.

4. The eloquence. Cicero.

5. The lyric poetry. The poetae novi. Catullus.

6. The historiography. Sallust and Livy.

7. The epic, elegiac and didactic poetry . Virgil, Ovid and Horace.

8. The imperial age. Seneca, Martial, Tacitus, Apuleius.


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