Intermediate Latin 1 - CL760

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2020 to 2021
Autumn 5 15 (7.5) DR C La'da checkmark-circle


The module focuses on solidifying students' knowledge of Latin grammar and vocabulary through exercises and by reading texts in the original. Students will participate in the close reading and interpretation of Latin literary texts through translation. This enhances their understanding of the key themes and ideas in the text.


This module appears in the following module collections.

Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 30

Method of assessment

Grammar and Translation Exercises (10-15 in total) – 60%
Take-home Grammar and Translation Assignments (10-15 in total) – 20%
In-Course Test (40 minutes) – 20%

Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List

Edwards, C. (2019). Seneca: Selected Letters. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Francese, C. (2011). Caesar: Selections from the Gallic War. Carlisle, PA: Dickinson College Commentaries
Mulligan, B. (2013). Cornelius Nepos: Life of Hannibal. Carlisle, PA: Dickinson College Commentaries
Quinn, K. (1998). Catullus: The Poems. London: Macmillan
Greenough, J.B., G.L. Kittredge, A.A. Howard, B.L. D'Ooge (1903). Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges. Boston: Grinn & Co The Atheneum Press
Keller, A. and S. Russell (2004). Learn to Read Latin. New Haven: Yale University Press

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

Demonstrate their knowledge and critical understanding of the principles of Latin;
Demonstrate their developed methodological and critical problem-solving skills in reading and translating Latin;
Demonstrate analytical and critical skills for the study of Latin literature;
Demonstrate an ability to recognise the principles of Latin grammar applied in the text(s) and use translation tools appropriately to solve problems;
Demonstrate an awareness of the semantic range of individual Latin words in context.


  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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