Intermediate Latin 2 - CL761

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2021 to 2022
Spring 5 15 (7.5) DR C Burden-Strevens checkmark-circle


In addition to consolidating advanced knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, this module emphasises close reading and interpretation of Latin literary texts in their literary and cultural contexts.


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 30
Private Study Hours: 120
Total Study Hours: 150



Method of assessment

• In-Course Test (40 minutes) – 20%
• Grammar and Translation Exercises (7-10 in total) – 60%
• Take-home Grammar and Translation Assignments (5-7 in total) – 20%

Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List

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
Jones, B. (2000). Suetonius: Vespasian. London: Bloomsbury Publishing.
Ramsey, J.T. (2007). Sallust: Bellum Catilinae. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Shackleton Bailey, D.T. (2008). Cicero: Select Letters. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Turpin, W. (2012). Ovid: Amores Book 1. Carlisle: Dickinson College Commentaries
Watson, L. & P. Watson (2003). Martial: Select Epigrams. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Woodcock, E.C. (1959). A New Latin Syntax. Bristol: Bristol Classical Press

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate their knowledge and critical understanding of the principles of Latin through reading, translation, and use of appropriate translation tools;
2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the text(s) within its/their literary and cultural context;
3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of problems pertaining to the study of ancient texts, including questions of authorship, genre, and theme;
4. Apply their knowledge of Latin grammar and semantics to their interpretation(s) of the text(s).


  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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