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CLA4210

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Giulia Torello

Synopsis

In this unit students advance their grammatical and syntactical knowledge of Latin, while reading and discussing a variety of historical and poetic Latin texts. This unit is designed not only to increase students' experience in reading Latin but also to equip students with the interpretive skills to approach Latin literature critically. Students explore relevant aspects of Roman mythology and poetic technique, and emphasis is given to the historical, political and cultural contexts of the texts studied in class.

Objectives

On completion of this unit, students will have gained:

  1. An extensive knowledge of Classical Latin grammar;
  2. An extensive vocabulary in Classical Latin;
  3. Reading experience in a variety of Latin styles;
  4. Interpretive skills in relation to Latin literature, and an understanding of the texts in their historical and cultural contexts.

Assessment

Written assignments: 40%
2 x 1 hour Written tests: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Evangelina Anagnostou-Laoutides

Contact hours

Four 1-hour seminars per week

Prerequisites

CLA1120 or CLA2120 or CLA3120 or LAT1120 or VCE Latin

Prohibitions

LAT2210 or LAT2240 or LAT3210 or CLA3240