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Semester 1

Latin 1C (LATI08009)







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Visiting Students must have taken the equivalent to Latin 1A AND Latin 1B and obtained grade B or above. We will only accept University-level courses. The Course Organiser will be responsible for assessing the students' language competence at the start of the course to ensure they are in the right course. Visiting Students must contact the Visiting Student Office in CAHSS for enrolment in this course. It is not possible to take this course alongside Latin 1A.

Course Summary

This course offers more advanced students the opportunity to consolidate their knowledge of the morphology and syntax of Classical Latin, to improve their skills in reading original Latin texts, and to develop their understanding of the interpretation of Latin authors.

Course Description

This is essentially a reading class with the aim of improving the linguistic ability of the students. The course typically examines two set texts in the semester. Typically three classes each week are devoted to reading and literary interpretation, while a fourth may be a class on a linguistic theme or an unseen. In addition, there is a linguistically based tutorial once a week on subjects such as grammar study, unseen translation, prose composition and metre. While the course focuses mainly on linguistic improvement, the students will also study the literary, historical and intellectual relevance of the texts and become acquainted with current scholarship on the subject.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 60%, Coursework 40%, Practical Exam 0%

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