Prerequisite: CLAS7230 – Early Latin Prose in the Original; CLAS7250 – Early Latin Verse in the Original; CLAS7460 (Later Latin Prose in the Original); or CLAS7480 – Later Latin Verse in the Original; or equivalent level of ability
OverviewStudents will participate in the close reading and interpretation of Latin prose and/ or verse texts. Translation of the text(s) from the original will enhance understanding of its construction by the author(s) and invite reflection on the use of stylistic and linguistic features (and their effect). This understanding may be further developed through the study of the literary and cultural context within which the text was produced.
This module appears in:
Total Contact Hours: 60
Method of assessment
• Essay (4,000 words) – 60%
• Examination (2 hours) – 40%
Indicative Reading List -
Lucretius (ed. C. Newlands), (2011). Statius: Silvae II, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Pliny the Younger (ed. C. Whitton), (2013). Epistles Book II. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Demonstrate thorough knowledge and understanding of unadapted Latin texts;
- Demonstrate systematic knowledge of Latin grammatical terms and inflection systems to the reading of unadapted Latin texts;
- Demonstrate knowledge of specialised Latin vocabulary appropriate to their chosen area of study;
- Conduct independent research in Latin literature, using appropriate scholarly sources including reference works and commentaries;
- Comment confidently on thematic and stylistic points of interest in the reading of unadapted Latin texts.