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6AACLTA2 Introductory Latin Texts II (Verse): Various Texts

Module convenor and assigned text change from year-to-year, please see below for annual information

Credit value: 15
Module convenor/tutor: Various, changes from year-to-year, see below
Teaching pattern: 10 x 2-hour seminars (weekly)
Availability: Please see module list  for relevant year
Assessment: 1 x 2-hour examination (100%) and 1 x 1200 word commentary. The commentary will not count towards your final grade, but you are required to attain a pass mark.

(For Study Abroad students attending for only one semester, a 2-hour test paper will be sat in December in place of the end of year examination.)

Prerequisites: Normally 5AACLA3A.  (Available to study abroad students with equivalent experience)

Prohibited combinations:  Students who have previously taken a Level 5 Introductory Latin text module (or equivalent) will not be permitted to progress to a Level 6 Introductory Latin text module.

This module is open to BA Classics (Access Pathway B) students, or students who have started both Ancient Greek and Latin while at King's.

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 is a Level 6 Introductory Latin text module, focusing on verse. The text prescription will vary from time to time, and will be announced before module choices have to be made for the next academic session. Specimen prescriptions, from previous years, can be found below. The examination will test grammatical knowledge as well as translation ability.

For the specific text assigned for a particular year, please see below:

2019/20: Ovid, Metamorphoses

Module convenor: Dr Lucy Nicholas

We will read a selection of stories from Ovid's Metamorphoses, the world’s most famous and influential collection of Greek and Roman myths which includes well-known stories like those of Daedalus and Icarus, Pygmalion, Narcissus and King Midas.

Our main focus in this course will be on getting to know Ovid’s poetry by translating and analysing his Latin.

Core reading

Students will be expected to buy a copy of:

Reading Ovid: Stories from the Metamorphoses, Intermediate Latin Readers, Ed. Peter Jones, Cambridge University Press: 2007 ISBN (pb): 9780521613323

 

2018/19: Ovid, Metamorphoses, selections

Module convenor/tutor: Dr Eoin O'Donoghue

We will read a selection of stories from Ovid's Metamorphoses, the world’s most famous and influential collection of Greek and Roman myths which includes well-known stories like those of Daedalus and Icarus, Pygmalion, Narcissus and King Midas.

Our main focus in this course will be on getting to know Ovid’s poetry by translating and analysing his Latin. 

Core reading:

Students will be expected to buy a copy of:

Reading Ovid: Stories from the Metamorphoses, Intermediate Latin Readers, Ed. Peter Jones, Cambirdge University Press: 2007 ISBN (pb): 9780521613323

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