Search results - Latin: Term 9
Maidenhead SL6 5BQ
|Dates||Wed 5 Sep to Wed 12 Dec 2012|
Time of meeting: 10.15am-12.15pm
Number of meetings: 10
|Application status||Course ended|
|Course contact||If you have any questions about this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
OverviewThe course is designed for students developing their skills in Latin approaching an advanced level of facility in the language.
DescriptionThe course will present a light-hearted yet rigorous exploration of the Latin language, which will include grammar, vocabulary and background material. This is a relatively advanced level course, and so is suitable for those who may have previous experience (rusty 'O' or 'A' level would be appropriate), but not for outright beginners. We will study from the course 'Reading Latin' (CUP) and read Virgil, The Vulgate, Catullus and Cicero in the original.
Programme detailsWeek 1: Reading Latin, Section 5F(i)i & (ii) - text
Week 2: The perfect subjubctive
Week 3: Indirect questions; conditional clauses; quominus & quin
Week 4: Section 5G(i), (ii) & (iii) - text
Week 5: Gerunds; comparative clauses
Week 6: The Vulgate -sapiens iudicium Salamonis
Week 7: Section 6A - Catullus 13, 12 & 50
Week 8: Section 6A - Catullus and Lesbia
Week 9: Cicero's Letters
Week 10: Cicero's Letters
Jones, P., & Sidwell, K. The World of Rome, Cambridge University Press, 1997
Jones, P., & Sidwell, K. Reading Latin: Text, Cambridge University Press, 1986
Jones, P., & Sidwell, K. Reading Latin: Grammar, Vocabulary & Exercises, Cambridge University Press, 1986
Kershaw, S A Brief Guide to Classical Civilization, Robinson, 2010
Dr Stephen P Kershaw
Steve Kershaw has taught for the department since 1998. He has been fascinated by the ancient Romans since an early age, and has taught Latin at all...more
Course aimsCourse Aim:
The course is designed to develop the facility in Latin of students at an advanced level, with the object of reading texts in their original form.
1. The course will involve a light-hearted yet rigorous exploration of the Latin language, including essential grammar, vocabulary and background material.
2. It will seek to develop skills of observation and analysis with further applications in study, work and leisure, and provide an interesting, enjoyable and relevant course of study.
3. The course will be based around Jones & Sidwell, Reading Latin (Cambridge University Press), and the reading matter will be drawn from the actual text of Virgil's Aeneid, The Vulgate, Catullus' poems and Cicero's letters, for which a running vocabulary will be provided.
Assessment methodsStudents will be provided with assignments on the following:
• Morphology exercises
• Passages and sentences for translation from Latin to English
• Sentences for translation from English to Latin
• Quizzes to test knowledge of vocabulary and grammar
• Reading exercises.
Coursework will comprise three assignments taken from the list above.
Teaching methodsSessions will revolve around the Reading Latin course developed by P. Jones and K. Sidwell (Cambridge University Press)
• The core reading matter will be drawn from the actual text of Virgil's Aeneid, the Vulgate, Catullus' poetry, and Cicero's letters, for which a running vocabulary will be provided
• Essential vocabulary will be presented for learning
• Grammar and exercises will be done in class (and optionally for homework)
• Various 'Latin delights' will be introduced, highlighting the relationship of Latin to modern English.
• Students will be asked to recall, select and deploy relevant knowledge specified for the course in a clear, concise and logical way. This may be done either orally or in writing, individually or in groups
Teaching outcomesBy the end of the course students can expect:
To gain understanding of some of the fundamental linguistic structures of Latin, their relationship to English, and their distinctive modes of expression;
Accurately to be able to translate challenging Latin constructions into English and vice versa;
To acquire an understanding of some good quality Latin in the original language, including the context (literary, historical, social) in which it was written, and the literary features used (e.g. metaphor, simile, rhythm and metre).
- Programme Fee
- EU Fee: £145.00
- Non-EU Fee: £145.00