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Latin Literary Texts

CX 136 / CX 236 / CX 336


The purpose of the module is to build upon Latin Language and Literature (or A Level) and to allow students both to broaden and to deepen their understanding of Latin by further reading of significant works by authors and in genres for the most part not previously studied. As well as developing the ability of students to translate from Latin, the module also includes discussion of literary and grammatical points. By the end of this module students should expect to have:

• an advanced and comprehensive knowledge of Latin grammar
• the ability to recognise and comment upon a number of different genres and stylistic registers in Roman texts
• the ability to translate the set texts and recognise the philological and interpretative implications of their translations
• an awareness of how the thematic concerns of the individual books studied relate to the authors’ work as a whole
• the ability to translate previously unprepared passages from the set authors
• the ability to interpret and discuss critically aspects of the set texts and of some secondary bibliography

This module runs every year.

* Term 2 Times: Tuesday 10-11 (H4.02), Wednesday 12-1 (E0.23 – Social Sciences), Fridays 9-10 OC 1.08. **Classes Start on Wednesday 10th of January

Times: Monday 4-5 (S0.08 - Social Sciences), Tuesday 10-11 (H4.02), Wednesday 12-1 (E0.23 – Social Sciences). Classes Start on Wednesday 4th October at 12.00.

Module convenor: Dr Elena Giusti


Office hours: Tuesdays 11-12, Wednesdays 11-12