851-0890-00L  Latin reading course: Humans and nature. Petrarca, De ascensu montis Ventosi

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersUniversity lecturers
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentNo enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding course directly at "Language Center of UZH and ETH Zürich".

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AbstractThe primary thematic focus of this course is De ascensu montis Ventosi, written in epistolary form by the early humanist Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374). On the basis of didactically prepared text passages from this work, participants examine and reflect upon the aesthetic experience of nature. Descriptions of nature by classic Latin authors such as Catullus, Horace, and others are also consulted.
ObjectiveCourse participants gain an understanding of various aspects of this new topic area and are able to analyse and contrast these aspects within a wider context (content focus). Participants reactivate, review, and improve their language skills (vocabulary, morphology, morphosyntax) by applying these skills to texts and in exercises (translation skills, text analysis).