Intermediate Latin 2 - CLAS7610

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Spring Term 5 15 (7.5) Nicolo Benzi 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

Main assessment methods:
• 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%

Reassessment methods:
• 100% Grammar, Translation, and Interpretation Exercise

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

The intended subject specific 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).

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Apply their knowledge and skills to initiate critical analysis of new information and make sound judgments about its meaning;
2 Reflect on the limits of their knowledge and how this influences their performance, and self-diagnose where remedial work is necessary;
3 Develop lines of argument based on a critical analysis of the sources;
4 Effectively and coherently communicate in a variety of forms.


  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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