Ancient language lessons

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As A Classics teaching the lessons in is ancient languages Latin and Greek called that since Renaissance humanism subject of school education in Germany. Secondary schools that offer both Latin and Greek as a regular subject are still referred to as ancient language or humanistic grammar schools . Due to the mutual influences of Roman and Greek culture, the two subjects are closely related in terms of content and subject didactic . In addition, lessons in Biblical Hebrew are seldom understood as ancient language lessons, insofar as they are offered as a regular school subject in addition to the two other ancient languages, as is occasionally the case at schools and universities owned by the church.

Since Latin, Greek and Hebrew are the languages ​​of the Judeo-Christian tradition , ancient language teaching is often understood as conveying the values ​​of an occidental tradition. In contrast, the Roman and Greek cultures in their non-Christian forms represent a variety of cultural and philosophical designs, which were repeatedly studied and taught for their own sake in humanistic delimitation.

The Latinum (in some federal states, differentiated according to the duration of Latin lessons , into large Latinum , KMK Latinum and small Latinum ) and the Graecum , which are required by the universities for certain subjects of the students , are awarded as proof of achievement for corresponding achievements in these subjects . These are above all the humanities subjects, for example modern foreign languages , history or theology . In medicine , subject-related language skills (terminology) must be proven, which can also be acquired at the university.

The Hebraicum also exists for the subject Hebrew .

See also


  • Friedrich Paulsen : History of the taught instruction in German schools and universities from the end of the Middle Ages to the present. With special consideration for classical teaching. 2 volumes. 3rd, exp. Edition. Leipzig / Berlin 1921.
  • Stefan Kipf : Classical Classes in the Federal Republic of Germany. Historical development, didactic concepts and basic methodological questions from the post-war period to the end of the 20th century. Bamberg 2006, ISBN 3-7661-5678-0 .
  • Rainer Nickel : Reading according to literary genres in Latin lessons. In: The ancient language teaching. Volume 22, No. 6, 1979, pp. 43-60.
  • Magnus Frisch (Ed.): Old languages ​​- new teaching. (= Ars Didactica . Volume 1). Speyer 2015, ISBN 978-3-939526-24-7 .
  • Rainer Nickel: Translation and Translation. Suggestions for reflection on translation in ancient language lessons. (= Ars Didactica. Volume 3). Speyer 2016, ISBN 978-3-939526-29-2 .
  • Magnus Frisch (Ed.): Metrics in ancient language teaching. (= Ars Didactica. Volume 4). Speyer 2018, ISBN 978-3-939526-37-7 R

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