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ATS1271

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Giulia Torello

Notes

Previously coded CLA1210

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 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

2 x 1 hour Exams: 60%
Class tests: 30%
Participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Evangelina Anagnostou-Laoutides

Contact hours

4 hours (4 x 1 hour seminars) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Classical studies

Prerequisites

Introductory Latin B ATS1269 or VCE Latin

Prohibitions

LAT2210 or LAT2240 or LAT3210 or CLA3240