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LATN3606: Latin Imperial Prose

This unit expands students knowledge of the prose literature of the Roman Empire through a study of one or more important texts from this vital period in Romes 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 LATN3606
Academic unit Classics and Ancient History
Credit points 6
LATN3600 or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Latin

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate advanced levels of disciplinary knowledge and skills.
  • LO2. Demonstrate mastery of advanced grammatical and syntactical concepts, and skills in reading, translation and grammatical analysis of extended extracts from original Latin texts in a range of genres.
  • LO3. Demonstrate a broad general vocabulary, and an understanding of the context in which words are used.
  • LO4. Demonstrate knowledge of scholarly approaches to Latin literature and understanding of the critical terminology and theory used in the academic study of Latin literature.
  • LO5. Communicate a developing understanding of the ways in which the Latin language is used to create meaning in literary texts through the construction of coherent, evidence-based analyses of the texts and extracts studied.
  • LO6. Examine complex passages of literary Latin and work independently to research and analyse themin an innovative way

Unit outlines

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