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CLU12411 Elementary Latin II

In this module students will complete the study of the textbook and study less common morphology, more complex syntax, and expand their vocabulary. Translation skills will be practiced through supervised reading of original Latin texts.
  • Module Organisers:
    • Professor Anna Chahoud and Dr Charlie Kerrigan
  • Duration:
    • One term (Jan - Apr)
  • Contact Hours:
    • 22 (11 x 2 classes per week)
  • Weighting:
    • 5 ECTS
  • Assessment:
    • 100% continuous assessment (three in-class tests, in weeks 6, 9 and 12)
  • Prerequisites and Co-requisites:
    • CLU12410 Elementary Latin I and CLU12412 Reading Latin Texts

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Manage an extensive Latin vocabulary.
  • Recognise and analyse all the main features of Latin grammar and syntax.
  • Translate and analyse extensive sections of original Classical Latin texts.
  • Translate short passages of English prose into Latin with minimum vocabulary aid.
  • Examine texts in their literary and historical contexts.
  • Think critically about the history and politics of language in general and Latin in particular

Working Methods & Requirements

The module is taught in small groups through two weekly classes in Hilary Term (Semester 2). Attendance and preparation for each class are compulsory.


  • E. Dickey, Learning Latin from the Romans (Cambridge 2018)