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Poetry and Culture from Antiquity to the Middle Ages (CLTR10024)


Classical Literature in Translation





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Visiting students must have taken at least 3 courses in Classics related subject matter (at least 2 of which should be in Classical Literature) at grade B or above for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses. Applicants should note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum academic entry requirements does NOT guarantee admission. **Please note that 3rd year Classics courses are very popular and have strict visiting student quotas, meaning that they have a very high number of students wishing to enrol in a very limited number of spaces.** These enrolments are managed strictly by the Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the department, and all enquiries to enrol in these courses must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the department directly to request additional spaces. Please note that this course may incur additional costs for course texts.

Course Summary

The literature of late antiquity reveals a culture in transition. This course studies a series of texts from late antiquity within their various historical contexts.

Course Description

What were the reasons for writing literature in late antiquity? Which Latin authors were influential? And what can we say about literary culture in the late-Roman and post-Roman societies? This course offers a comparative and broad view of cultural change from the high Roman Empire to the early Middle Ages. We will view the appearance of new genres and new literary traditions against the background of Antiquity. Students will develop an understanding of the long history of Latin literature, and they will learn to describe individual texts within the contexts of a changing world.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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