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Level 4

4AACLA03 Latin Language 3

Credit value: 30 credits
Module convenor 2019/20: Dr Lucy Nicholas (Semester 1) and Dr Akrivi Taousiani (Semester 2)
Teaching pattern: 60 x 1-hour of small group seminar teaching (3 x 1-hour seminars weekly)
Availability: Please see module list for relevant year
Assessment: 2 x 1-hour in-class tests (10% each); 1 x 3-hour end of year examination (80%)

Students are reassessed in the failed elements of assessments by 1 x 3-hour examination (100%).

 Prerequisites: Latin at A Level or equivalent

The modules offered in each academic year are subject to change in line with staff availability and student demand: there is no guarantee every module will run. Module descriptions and information may vary between years.

If you already have some experience in the study of Latin (normally an A level), this module will give you a further understanding of the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of the language, so that you can read with greater accuracy and confidence the original text of some of your favourite authors. By the end of the module you will be able to demonstrate an enhanced knowledge and understanding of Latin grammar and syntax, an enhanced ability to translate Latin into good English, and a growing understanding of the structures of Indo-European languages.

Preparation and consolidation in your own time is essential, and time spent learning grammar and vocabulary is just as important as completing written exercises. As an approximate guide, students on this course should expect to spend at least 6-8 hours a week in private study and preparation, in addition to the scheduled class hours.

Core reading

This class does not use a specific textbook. A selection of readings and exercises will be provided by the course teacher. You might, however, find the following book on grammar helpful:

  • Kennedy's Revised Latin Primer (Longman 1965)

For appropriate dictionaries, see further the page on Language Resources.

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