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ATS2753

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 Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides

Notes

Previously coded CLA2220

Synopsis

In this unit students continue to 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. Wide 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)

Dr Eva 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

Intermediate Latin A ATS1271 or ATS2751

Prohibitions

LAT2220 or LAT2230 or LAT3220 or CLA3230