Module Catalogue 2019/20

CLA1012 : Intermediate Latin Language and Literature 2

  • Offered for Year: 2019/20
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Anke Walter
  • Lecturer: Professor Jakob Wisse
  • Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
Pre Requisites
Code Title
CLA1011Intermediate Latin Language and Literature 1
Pre Requisite Comment

normally, successful completion of CLA1011; exceptionally, and at the discretion of the module leader, other qualifications (such as A-level Latin to a very high standard, or Latin qualifications from another university) may be accepted

Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment



This module is normally taken as the natural sequel to CLA1011 taught in Semester 1. Both modules comprise a language and a literature component; the two elements are inseparable and reinforce each other. We will study a verse text (Vergil) and a prose text (Sallust), paying attention both to consolidating students' language skills and to literary analysis.

The overall aims of this module are to:
•further develop and consolidate knowledge of Latin grammar, vocabulary and style, to a level allowing students more independent study of Latin texts
•further develop students’ skills and knowledge required for the detailed study of a Latin prose or verse text.

Outline Of Syllabus

Of the 4 hours a week, two will be devoted to studying the grammar, language, style and content of a verse text (Vergil, Aeneid, following on from CLA1011), two to a prose text (normally Sallust's Catiline or Jugurtha).

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

- further consolidated knowledge of all the essentials of Latin grammar
- further developed vocabulary
- enhanced awareness of stylistic features of some Latin texts
- enhanced knowledge of Vergil’s Aeneid, of the particular book of that work studied, and of Vergil's’ language and literary methods
- knowledge of these same aspects of the chosen prose work

Intended Skill Outcomes

- further enhanced ability to study and analyse Latin texts in the original
- further enhanced skills of textual and literary analysis

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion681:0068:0045% of guided independent study
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture481:0048:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading681:0068:0045% of guided independent study
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study161:0016:0010% of guided independent study
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

language classes (as described above) are the best way to combine the imparting of knowledge (grammatical and other) with the hands-on training in linguistic and literary skills.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1802A100Exam with grammar questions & passages for translation
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Exam tests all knowledge and skills specified above.

Submitted work tests intended knowledge and skills outcomes, develops key skills in research, reading and writing.

This module cannot be made available to Study-abroad, non-Erasmus exchange and Loyola students under any circumstances.


Past Exam Papers

General Notes


Disclaimer: The information contained within the Module Catalogue relates to the 2019/20 academic year. In accordance with University Terms and Conditions, the University makes all reasonable efforts to deliver the modules as described. Modules may be amended on an annual basis to take account of changing staff expertise, developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback. Module information for the 2020/21 entry will be published here in early-April 2019. Queries about information in the Module Catalogue should in the first instance be addressed to your School Office.