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LATN3603: Latin Imperial Poetry

This unit expands students' knowledge of the poetry of the Roman Empire through study of one or more important texts from this vital period in Rome's literary development. The focus of the unit will be on the interpretation, literary appreciation and generic and/or historical background of the texts. Language skills will continue to be tested and developed by periodic exercises in unseen translation.

Code LATN3603
Academic unit Classics and Ancient History
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Latin

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. gain an increased knowledge of the Latin language, its structure, vocabulary, and modes of expression
  • LO2. gain an increased knowledge of the history and influence of the literature of Rome, including an understanding of genre and of interpretative work ranging from traditional criticism to contemporary approaches
  • LO3. gain an increased knowledge of the culture, religion, ideas and history of the Romans leading to a critical understanding of one of the bases of Western culture
  • LO4. sharpen your analytical skills in investigating the ways texts use language to construct meaning and assert imaginative power, communication skills fostered by the writing of critical analyses and by discussion in class where you must clearly express and account for your view and objectively judge the views of others
  • LO5. practice at skills in working as part of a team, sharing information and exchanging approaches in ways which promote realistic self-evaluation, critical judgement, tolerance and skills in creative listening
  • LO6. practice at skills in ordering and inter-relating a large body of facts and differing opinions within a limited space
  • LO7. gain an increased understanding of cultural difference
  • LO8. practice at skills in time-management, in prioritising and in working to definite goals and dead-lines
  • LO9. practice skills in the use of IT for the accessing of information and generating your own material.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.