Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE CLA2116

 
TITLE Further Latin Passages A

 
LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 2

 
DEPARTMENT Classics and Archaeology

 
DESCRIPTION Graded selected texts in Latin are presented for reading and translation in class together with brief description of the literary and historical context.

Study-unit Aims

To familiarise students with the true idiom of the Latin language by reading and translating selected texts, starting from texts specifically created for student-use (not belonging to the classical age) and going on to easy and/or abridged or modified versions of classical texts, and ending with original texts in Latin selected from Golden Age authors. the aim is to demonstrate the use of progressively more complex syntax and style and lead to an ability to understand and come to terms with translating a variety of authors and literary forms from original Latin.

Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to provide oral and written translations of Latin texts, both verse and prose, by repeated exercises and class discussions and practice of techniques in translation.

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

Provide a detailed language analysis of any Latin text as well as the relationship between text and context;
Tackle difficulties of vocabulary by specific reference to known etymology in Latin or otherwise, by constant class practice of working from the known to the unknown.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings

Handouts will be provided by lecturer.

 
RULES/CONDITIONS Before TAKING THIS UNIT YOU MUST TAKE CLA1009 AND TAKE CLA1215
In TAKING THIS UNIT YOU CANNOT TAKE CLA2016 OR TAKE CLA2216

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES Reassessment is 100% Examination (1 Hour).

 
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

 
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