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LATN3605: Latin Republican Prose

2023 unit information

This unit expands students' knowledge of the prose literature of the Republic and Augustan era through study of one or more texts from this influential period of Roman literature. 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.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Classics and Ancient History

Code LATN3605
Academic unit Classics and Ancient History
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Latin
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. demonstrate increased knowledge of the Latin language, its structure, vocabulary, and modes of expression
  • LO2. understand 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. demonstrate 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 one must clearly express and account for one’s own view and objectively judge the views of others
  • LO5. demonstrate 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. demonstrate skills in ordering and inter-relating a large body of facts and differing opinions within a limited space
  • LO7. demonstrate an increased understanding of cultural difference
  • LO8. demonstrate skills in time-management, in prioritising and in working to definite goals and dead-lines
  • LO9. demonstrate skills in the use of IT for the accessing of information and generating one’s own material.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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