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.
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 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
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).
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Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
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