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Courses in Latin

LEVEL ONE

SECOND & THIRD YEAR COURSES


LEVEL ONE


 LATN 1003 BEGINNERS LATIN (0.5 unit)
Instructor Dr Antony Makrinos and PGTAs
Class hours
Five one-hour classes per week (Term 1)
Availability Course runs every year
Plenary
tbc
PGTA groups
tbc
Assessment Continuous assessment: two in-class tests (90%) plus weekly quizzes (10% -- best 5 out of 7 to count)
Prerequisites None
Text book
A. Keller & S. Russell, Learn to Read Latin (Yale UP 2004)
>>>>>> An introduction to the classical Latin language, including the study of grammar, principles of sentence construction and the reading of selected texts. The course aims to provide students with a knowledge of classical Latin language and principles of sentence construction sufficient to translate simple passages of Latin prose into English and simple English phrases and sentences into Latin. Two classes per week will be split into three small groups, each group taught by a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant. By the end of the course, students are expected to have reached a level approximately equivalent to chapter 5 of A. Keller & S. Russell, Learn to Read Latin
 Moodle LATN1003 (guest access)

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 LATN 1004 BEGINNERS LATIN (0.5 unit)
Instructor Dr Antony Makrinos and PGTAs
Class hours
Five one-hour classes per week (Term 2)
Availability
Course runs every year
Plenary
tbc
PGTA groups
tbc
Assessment Two in-class tests (40%) : weekly quizzes (10% -- best 5 out of 7 to count) : 3 hour exam in May (50%)
Prerequisites LATN1003 Beginners Latin A or equivalent
Text book
A. Keller & S. Russell, Learn to Read Latin (Yale UP 2004)
>>>>>> An introduction to the classical Latin language, including the study of grammar, principles of sentence construction and the reading of selected texts. The course aims to provide students with a knowledge of classical Latin language and principles of sentence construction sufficient to translate simple passages of Latin prose into English and simple English phrases and sentences into Latin. Two classes per week will be split into three small groups, each group taught by a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant. By the end of the course, students are expected to have reached a level approximately equivalent to chapter 10 of A. Keller & S. Russell, Learn to Read Latin.
 Moodle LATN1004 (guest access)

SECOND & THIRD YEAR COURSES


 LATN 2003 INTERMEDIATE LATIN (0.5 unit)
Instructor Dr Stephen Colvin and PGTAs
Class hours
Four one-hour classes per week (Term 1)
Availability
Course runs every year
Plenary
Tuesdays 4-5 / Thursdays 12-1
PGTA groups
Thursdays 4-5 / Fridays 9-10
Assessment Continuous assessment (100%) based on two in-class tests
Prerequisites LATN 1004 Beginners Latin B or equivalent
Text book
A. Keller & S. Russell, Learn to Read Latin (Yale UP 2004)
>>>>>> This course provides second-year work in Latin for those who have taken a Beginners' course, or have a (perhaps rusty) GCSE; depending on their course of study and tutorial advice, students may take both parts of this course or part A only. It aims to develop students' knowledge of the Latin language from a level comparable to that achieved at the end of the Beginners' course to a point where they will have mastered the majority of regular syntactic  constructions and be able to read continuous texts. By the end of the course students should understand the syntactic constructions covered in sections 92 to 138 of Learn to Read Latin, and be able to demonstrate this understanding in translation both from Latin into English and from English into Latin .
 Moodle LATN2003 (guest access)

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 LATN 2004 INTERMEDIATE LATIN (0.5 unit)
Instructor Staff and PGTAs
Class hours
Four one-hour classes per week (Term 2)
Availability
Course runs every year
Plenary
Tuesdays 4-5 / Thursdays 12-1
PGTA groups Thursdays 4-5 / Fridays 9-10
Assessment Continuous assessment (40%) based on two in-class test: a 3 hour final exam in May (60%)
Prerequisites LATN2003 Intermediate Latin A or equivalent
Text book
tbc
>>>>>> This course aims to develop students' knowledge of the Latin language from the level achieved at the end of Intermediate Latin A to a point where they will have mastered all regular syntactical constructions and be able to read and translate original Latin prose and verse texts. 
Moodle
LATN2004

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LATN 2008A LATIN TEXTS 1A (0.5 unit)
Instructor Staff
Class hours
Two one-hour classes per week (Term 1)
Availability
Course runs every year
Meets
tbc
Note
This is the first half of LATN2008 (full unit).
This course may be taken as whole unit (two texts) or a half-unit (one text). Students taking the course as a half unit are expected to take it in the first term. Anyone wishing to start the course in the second term may do so only following advice from the Departmental Tutor.
Assessment A three hour final exam in May (100%)
Prerequisites Latin to A-level standard or LATN2004 Intermediate Latin B
Text book
R. Colebourn, Latin Sentence and Idiom. London 1948 (repr. Bristol 1987).
Latin text
 Catullus, 61-68
>>>>>> A study of Classical Latin language, involving the reading and translation into English of prose and verse texts, exercises in grammatical analysis and stylistic criticism, the translation of English sentences into Latin, and the scansion of hexameter and elegiac verse. The course is designed for those who already have a good A-level knowledge of the language or have passed Intermediate Latin B. It prepares students for studying whole works in the original language and therefore provides a step towards Latin Texts 2. The course consists of two elements: (i) reading of extended sections of relatively easy texts of classical Latin prose and verse which are prepared in advance and worked through in detail in class. This will include comment on style and grammar. (ii) The systematic study and revision of the principles of Latin language, syntax and metre, which are best learned by practice in translating English into Latin.
Moodle
LATN2008

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LATN 2008 LATIN TEXTS 1 (1 unit)
Instructor Staff
Class hours
Two one-hour classes per week (Terms 1 - 2)
Availability Course runs every year
Meets
tbc
Note
This course may be taken as whole unit (two texts) or a half-unit (one text). Students taking the course as a half unit are expected to take it in the first term. Anyone wishing to start the course in the second term may do so only following advice from the Departmental Tutor.
Assessment A three hour final exam in May (100%)
Prerequisites Latin to A-level standard or LATN2004 Intermediate Latin B
Text book
R. Colebourn, Latin Sentence and Idiom. London 1948 (repr. Bristol 1987).
Latin text

Term 1: Catullus, 61-68

Term 2: Pliny, Letters

>>>>>> A study of Classical Latin language, involving the reading and translation into English of prose and verse texts, exercises in grammatical analysis and stylistic criticism, the translation of English sentences into Latin, and the scansion of hexameter and elegiac verse. The course is designed for those who already have a good A-level knowledge of the language or have passed Intermediate Latin B. It prepares students for studying whole works in the original language and therefore provides a step towards Latin Texts 2. The course consists of two elements: (i) reading of extended sections of relatively easy texts of classical Latin prose and verse which are prepared in advance and worked through in detail in class. This will include comment on style and grammar. (ii) The systematic study and revision of the principles of Latin language, syntax and metre, which are best learned by practice in translating English into Latin.
Moodle
LATN2008

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LATN 7011 LATN TRANSLATION 1 (0.5 unit)
Instructor Staff
Class hours
One one-hour class per week (Terms 1 - 2)
Availability
Course runs every year
Meets
tbc
Assessment A three hour final exam in May (100%)
Prerequisites Normally LATN2008 Latin Texts 1.
Text book
 
Formative Assessment
Weekly translation exercises
>>>>>> A course of exercises and discussions designed to improve fluency of unprepared translation into English from Latin prose and verse authors. Weekly classes provide practice in unseen translation of a wide-ranging selection of Latin prose and verse authors. Classwork focuses upon discussion of grammar and grammatical style, common pitfalls and hints of translation techniques as well as practical exercises. By the end of the course students will have had sufficient practice to be able to apply their knowledge and thus make reasonable assumptions regarding the content of an unseen passage.
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LATN7011

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LATN7012 LATIN PROSE COMPOSITION (0.5 unit)
Instructor Staff
Class hours
One one-hour class per week (Terms 1 - 2)
Availability
Course runs every year
Meets
tbc
Assessment A three hour final exam in May (100%)
Prerequisites Normally LATN2008 Latin Texts 1.
Text book
 
Formative Assessment
Weekly composition exercises
>>>>>> This course aims to enable students to acquire the principles and techniques of writing Latin prose (translation from English) through critical analysis of Latin prose authors (Caesar, Cicero, Livy) and study of a prose composition text book. It is not a morphology or syntax revision course, and a secure grounding in Latin grammar will be assumed. Some passages will be worked on in class. Others will be prepared in advance and discussed. The use of an approved Latin to English dictionary (but not an English to Latin or a combined dictionary) will be permitted in the examination. At the end of the course students will have an ability to translate, under timed examination conditions, a passage of English prose into Latin prose.
Moodle
LATN7012

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LATN7013 LATE & MEDIAEVAL LATIN (0.5 unit)
Instructor Dr Marigold Norbye
Class hours
One one-hour class per week (Terms 1 - 2)
Availability
Course runs every year
Meets
tbc
Assessment A three hour final exam in May (100%)
Prerequisites LATN2004 Intermediate Latin B or equivalent
Text book
 
Formative Assessment
Weekly exercises
>>>>>> A survey designed to show the range, variety and quality of Latin prose and poetry from the late empire to the Middle Ages. The linguistic element will concentrate on pointing out some basic differences between Medieval Latin and Classical Latin; students should be sufficiently proficient in Latin to appreciate these differences and to translate the texts.  More attention will be placed on introducing the historic and cultural context of the texts and their authors on the assumption that students will have a limited knowledge of the Middle Ages.  The course aims to introduce students to a selection of late and Medieval Latin writings and to equip them to appreciate basic linguistic characteristics as well as the cultural and historical backgrounds of these texts.
Moodle
LATN7013

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LATN7014 LATIN PALAEOGRAPHY (0.5 unit)
Instructor Dr Marigold Norbye
Class hours
One two-hour class per week (Term 2)
Availability
Course runs every year
Note
Due to the practical nature of this course there are only 20 places available.
Meets
tbc
Assessment A three hour final exam in May (100%)
Prerequisites LATN2004 Intermediate Latin B or equivalent
Text book
 
Formative Assessment
Weekly exercises
>>>>>> The aim of the course is to introduce students to the materials and methods employed in the production of written documents on stone, papyrus and parchment and to familiarize them with the historical development of Roman scripts.  These include Roman capitals and cursives, and Insular, Merovingian, Caroline, Beneventan and Gothic scripts.  This course will also train students in the skills of identifying different writing styles and transcribing Latin texts.
Moodle
LATN7014

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LATN7016 HISTORY OF THE LATIN LANGUAGE (0.5 unit)
Instructor Dr Stephen Colvin
Class hours
One two-hour class per week (Term 1)
Availability
Course is running 2013-14
Meets
Weds 10 - 12
Assessment A three hour final exam in May (100%)
Prerequisites LATN2004 Intermediate Latin B or equivalent
Text book
Course packet
Formative Assessment
Weekly problem sheets
>>>>>> The course will trace the history of the Latin language from its Indo-European origins to the Renaissance. It will cover the early linguistic history of the Italian peninsular; the emergence and eventual domination of the dialect of Latium; the history of the literary language in the classical period and evidence for the spoken varieties (this will include an introduction to the historical phonology and morphology of the language, as well as a study of the vocabulary); the history of the Latin in the post-classical period and the emergence of regional vernaculars; mediaeval Latin and neo-Latin; Dante and the language question in Italy. The syllabus will include a selection of inscriptions and literary texts from all periods
 Moodle LATN7016 (guest access)

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LATN 7008A LATIN TEXTS 2A (0.5 unit)
Instructor Staff
Class hours
Two one-hour classes per week (Term 1 or Term 2)
Availability
Course runs every year (texts change)
Meets
tbc
Note
This is half of LATN7008 (full unit).
This course may be taken as whole unit (two texts) or a half-unit (one text) in either term. Note that code GREK7018A needs to be selected on Portico by students who have already taken LATN7008A and studied different texts.
Assessment A three-hour examination paper in May (75%) and 1 coursework essay (25%)
Prerequisites Normally LATN2008 (or 2008A) Latin Texts 1
Latin text
Petronius Satyricon or Plautus Amphitryo
Formative Assessment Participants will be expected to have read the weekly section of the text in Latin, and to come prepared to talk about it.
>>>>>> The aim of this course is to broaden and deepen students' knowledge of two major texts or important genres of Latin literature in the original language and further to develop students' ability to read and understand Latin texts in their literary and historical context.
Moodle
LATN7008

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LATN 7008 LATIN TEXTS  2 (1 unit)
Instructor Staff
Class hours
Two one-hour classes per week (Term 1 or Term 2)
Availability Course runs every year (texts change)
Meets
tbc
Note
This course may be taken as whole unit (two texts) or a half-unit (one text) in either term.
Assessment A three-hour examination paper in May (100%) and 2 coursework essays/assignments (12.5% each)
Prerequisites Normally LATN2008 (or 2008A) Latin Texts 1
Latin text

Term 1: Petronius Satyricon

Term 2: Plautus Amphitryo

Formative Assessment
Participants will be expected to have read the weekly section of the text in Latin, and to come prepared to talk about it.
>>>>>> The aim of this course is to broaden and deepen students' knowledge of two major texts or important genres of Latin literature in the original language and further to develop students' ability to read and understand Latin texts in their literary and historical context.
Moodle
LATN7008

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LATN7437 OVID (0.5 unit) 
Instructor Staff
Class hours
One two-hour classes per week (Term 2)
Availability Course is running 2013-14
Meets
tbc
Assessment A two-hour examination paper (75%) and one piece of assessed coursework of 2,500 words (25%).
Prerequisites Normally 2008 Latin Texts 1 or equivalent
Formative Assessment Reading, weekly preparation of text
>>>>>> A study of the works of Ovid, ranging from the Amores and Heroides to the exile poetry. Particular reference will be made to the social, literary and historical context of the poems; Ovid's attitude towards poetry and genre; aspects of Ovid's style. The course aims to develop students' understanding of the dynamics of Ovidian poetry, especially the way in which he alludes to other works of literature in order to create particular literary effects. It will also develop students' ability to perform a close reading of a literary text, and understand the ways in which a particular text may relate to social and historical contexts.
Moodle
LATN7437

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LATN7441  THE ROMAN HISTORIANS (0.5 unit)
Instructor Dr Fiachra Mac Góráin
Class hours
One two-hour class per week (Terms 1)
Availability
Course is running 2013-14
Meets
tbc
Assessment A two-hour examination paper (75%) and one piece of assessed coursework of 2,500 words (25%).
Prerequisites Normally 2008 Latin Texts 1 or equivalent
Text book
 
Formative Assessment
Reading, weekly preparation of text
>>>>>> This course will be based on close reading of selections from Livy, in Latin and in translation.  We will place Livy in the Roman historiographical tradition and focus on the following four themes and questions: (a) Aims: What are Livy’s aims as set out in his Preface, and how do the values of his own time affect his writing? (b) Sources: How does Livy use his sources, and do his deviations reveal an agenda?  Case studies will be based on Polybius and the Senatus Consultum de Bacchanalibus. (c) Triumph and Identity: What do Livy’s triumph sequences, from the debates about awarding a triumph through to the celebration of the spectacle itself, tell us about Roman politics and society? (d) Narrative: How ‘literary’ rather than ‘historical’ is Livy’s narrative, and how concerned is he with telling a good story?
Moodle
LATN7441 (guest access)

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