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Module

CLA1011 : Intermediate Latin Language and Literature 1

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Stephanie Holton
  • Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The module aims to:
1. Develop and consolidate knowledge of Latin grammar, vocabulary and style.
2. Train students in the detailed study of Latin verse and/or prose texts, at the level appropriate to the "post-beginners" / "post-A-level" knowledge of the language which they have acquired or are acquiring.

The overall aim of both intermediate modules is to allow you to engage with what Latin authors wrote in their own words, and to develop your ability of translating and analysing Latin literary texts in the original. CLA1011, taught in the first half of the year, continues the training offered in CLA1002, adding to your knowledge of classical Latin vocabulary and grammar and consolidating your translation skills. At the same time, you will continue to practice skills of literary analysis. You will be introduced to the basic instruments of philological analysis (e.g., lexica, grammar books, commentaries etc.), as well as to critical engagement with secondary literature.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module begins by reviewing the basics of elementary Latin grammar and completing the remaining sections of the textbook ('Reading Latin') from where CLA1002 left off in the previous academic year. A significant proportion of the module will be devoted to reading Virgil's Aeneid in Latin, with a focus on building confidence in both translation and literary analysis skills.

One hour each week is devoted to a student-led ‘Latin in Action’ session: this may involve translation or composition exercises; comparison of published translations; stylistic analysis; scansion of passages of verse; critical evaluation of key secondary literature.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable