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Level 6

6AACGL02 Unseen Translation

Credit value: 15
Module convenor/tutor in 2015/6: Greek: Dr Ismene Lada-Richards (Semester 1) & Professor Michael Trapp (Semester 2); Latin: Dr Jennifer Hilder
Module convenor/tutor in 2016/7: Greek: To be confirmed & Latin: To be confirmed
Teaching pattern: Weekly one-hour Latin Unseens classes through the year, weekly one-hour Greek classes throughout the year: candidates for Latin translation alone to attend all Latin classes (20 hours class time); candidates for Latin and Greek to attend Latin and Greek classes (40 hours).
Availability: Please see module list for relevant year
Assessment in 2015/6: 2 x 1-hour exam (50% each)
Assessment in 2016/7: 2 x 1.5-hour exam (50% each)
Pre-requisites: A pass in 4AACGK03 Greek Language 3 or a level 5 Greek text module, 5AACGT01-GT04 AND/OR A pass in 4AACLA03 Latin Language 3 or a level 5 Latin text module, 5AACLT01-L04. This module is only open to Year 3 Department of Classics students.

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.

This module is for Year 3 Department of Classics finalists with suitable language experience only.

The aim of this module is to strengthen student’s language and translation skills, by practising them in extracting sense from a previously unseen extract of Latin or Greek prose or verse, and expressing it in good English.  Close attention will be paid to the vocabulary, grammar and style of the selected passages, helping students to acquire an increased appreciation of linguistic detail which will assist them also in their set-book work.  A wide range of genres and authors will be sampled in the process, thus also extending students’ acquaintance with works and authors not otherwise featuring in their programme of study.

In the end of year examinations, passages in both Greek and Latin will be set.  Students taking both Greek and Latin Texts at Level 6 will be required to attempt passages in both Greek and Latin; students taking Latin Texts at level 6 but no Greek, or Greek at Level 5, will attempt passages in Latin only.

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