CLU22441 Latin Comedy: Life on Stage in Roman Comedy
- Module Organisers:
- Professor Anna Chahoud, Dr Charlie Kerrigan
- Semester 1
- Contact Hours:
- 22 (one lecture and one reading class per week)
- 5 ECTS
- 100% coursework (two written assignments)
- Course Open To:
- Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology; TJH Latin; Columbia Dual Degree; Visiting
CLU22443 Latin Comedy with Project
This 10-ECTS version of the module includes a substantial element of independent research on a topic/text to be agreed with the module coordinator.
Upon the successful completion of this module students should be able to:
- Translate the prescribed texts both literally and idiomatically.
- Analyse the language, style, and contexts of Latin comedy.
- Translate and analyse the language of Latin passages of similar difficulty.
- Elaborate on Plautus and/or Terence’s verbal and dramatic techniques.
- Evaluate modern theories on the form and function of Plautine and/or Terentian drama.
- Discuss the connections between anger, humour, and power in both ancient and modern contexts.
- Examine the politics and possibilities of performance in ancient and modern contexts.
- Formulate well-researched views in written assignments.
- Demonstrate an ability to reflect independently and creatively.