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CL7072/3 Elementary Latin II

In this module we will complete our course in Learn Latin from the Romans. You will be introduced to a series of texts in order to develop reading and translation skills, and continues the project of engendering critical perspectives on Latin and its history. Texts covered include a variety of epigraphic, early, informal, and medieval Latin.
  • Module Organisers:
  • Duration:
    • One Term (Jan-Apr)
  • Contact Hours:
    • 33 (3 hours p.w.)
  • Weighting:
    • 10 ECTS
  • Assessment:
    • 50% continuous assessment (three tests weeks 6, 9, and 12; e-learning assignment in week 13); 50% final written examination (translation and analysis) in the end-of-year assessment period
  • Prerequisites:
    • CL7021 Elementary Greek I
  • Textbook:
    • E. Dickey, Learn Latin from the Romans (Cambridge, 2018)

Learning Outcomes

On successful conclusion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Recognise and translate a substantial Latin vocabulary
  • Recognise all the main features of the morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics of Latin and discuss them as they appear in texts using appropriate linguistic terminology
  •  Analyse and translate Latin poetry and prose of an appropriate level
  • Discuss in general terms the history and politics of the Latin language
  • Work effectively in small groups
  • Effectively use e-learning tools and electronic resources to support language learning
  • Reflect independently and creatively