Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Greek and Latin Unseen Passages 2

LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Classics and Archaeology

DESCRIPTION This study-unit is an exercise in translation from Greek and Latin advanced passages taken from literature, intended to continue consolidating the students knowledge of grammar, syntax and vocabulary, and to expose them to as many different genres in verse and prose as possible.

Study-unit Aims

To continue familiarising students who have already a grasp of Greek/Latin grammar and syntax with as wide as possible a range of Classical Greek/Roman literature, so that they would understand and appreciate the language in terms of its proper idiom, and be acquainted with differences in style as exhibited by a wide selection of Greek and Roman authors.

Learning Outcomes

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

Analyze and translate advanced unseen selections from Greek and Latin authors.

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

Provide an accurate and meaningful analysis and translation of any advanced unseen passage of Classical Latin or Greek and further identify the author and period of literature by a clear recognition of the features of style and other characteristics of language which mark the composition of classical authors.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings

Handouts will be provided by lecturers.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-requisite: Knowledge of Latin and Greek

Reassessment is 100% Examination.


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Classwork [See Add. Notes] Yes 50%
Homework [See Add. Notes] Yes 50%

LECTURER/S Maria Giuliana Fenech
Horatio C. R. Vella

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