Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE CLA2021

 
TITLE Latin Grammar and Syntax 2

 
LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 6

 
DEPARTMENT Classics and Archaeology

 
DESCRIPTION Through the further and deeper exercise in translation into Latin, students here consolidate their knowledge of Latin Grammar and pursue the major constructions of Syntax, such as indirect statement, command and question, relative with the subjunctive, verbs of fearing, gerund and gerundive, conditional, concessive, comparative, causal, and temporal. Invariably, students will also strengthen their knowledge of English syntax.

Study-unit Aims:

This study-unit is intended to train students in the following:
- Consolidation of their knowledge of Latin grammar;
- Major elements of syntax of the Latin Language;
- Increase of confidence in coming to terms with difficulties in translation.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Identify most of the grammatical and the major syntactical issues of Latin;
- In translating into Latin, recognise the major syntactical constructs in English sentences.

2. Skills
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Translate into Latin more advanced sentences from English involving all major dimensions of grammar and syntax;
- Approach issues of language and syntax with a sharp, analytical eye.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

- Kennedy, B. H.(2010). The Revised Latin primer. Cambridge University Press.
- Lewis and Short (1963). A Latin dictionary. Oxford University Press.
- North and Hillard (2012). Latin prose composition. Duckworth.

 
RULES/CONDITIONS Before TAKING THIS UNIT YOU MUST TAKE CLA1018

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES Reassessment is 100% Examination (2 Hours).

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Classwork [See Add. Notes] SEM2 Yes 50%
Homework [See Add. Notes] SEM2 Yes 50%

 
LECTURER/S Horatio C. R. Vella

 
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