The text that follows is the transcription of an inaugural class at the University of Salamanca, for the 2004-2005 scholar year. It was addressed in September 2004, in solemnity held in the historical building of that University, a magnificent palace from the XII Century. The author, Carmen Codoner Merino is professor of that institution and an authority in classical philology. Author of numerous critical studies on medieval and renaissancist texts, besides monographic essays on Sêneca and Tácito, Carmen currently has particular interest in transmission and reception of these texts, emphasizing the lexical etymology as a way to come close to the socio-political and literary contexts by the time they were written. She still emphasizes the importance of the grammar in the history of education. The class that follows, with her erudition and notable narrative fluency, is a small example of the enormous and rich dominion of research. Educação & Sociedade is proud to offer this transcription to their readers and is quite sure that they are pleased to receive it. This initiative is part of the purpose to emphasize the interchange with that important University and with reflections on educational methods that are produced in that country.
Filology; Reception of the text; Lexical; Etymology; Grammar and history