Intermediate Latin 2 - CL761

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2020 to 2021
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.


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%
Essay (2,000 words) – 20%
In-Course Test (40 minutes) – 20%

Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List

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.
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
Woodcock, E.C. (1959). A New Latin Syntax. Bristol: Bristol Classical Press

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

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