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|Dates||Fri 4 Oct 2013 to Fri 21 Mar 2014|
Time of meeting: 2.00-4.00pm
Number of meetings: 20
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OverviewThis is a course for learners who have some basic Latin and is suitable for those who have completed Latin 1. We will use sections 3 and 4 of Jones and Sidwell's 'Reading Latin'.
DescriptionThis course builds on Latin 1 but is also suitable for people wishing to refresh their Latin. The group size will be kept small (typically between 10-15) to allow plenty of opportunity for exchange between tutor and students. We will be following the central chapters of Jones and Sidwell's lively textbook `Reading Latin`, using adapted extracts from Plautus and Cicero. It is expected that students beginning the course will be familiar with all main noun and adjective declensions; the present, future and perfect of active verbs; present and future of deponent verbs. The course will add in remaining tenses, the passive voice and some subjunctive forms, although full coverage of the subjunctive's uses and other advanced syntax is reserved until Latin 3.
Students will be expected to prepare work and study at home.
Programme detailsWeek 1: 3A 'is', accusative of time, comparative and superlative adjectives
Week 2: 3A continued
Week 3: 3B Perfect of deponent verbs
Week 4: 3B continued, including regular and irregular adverbs and 'se'/suus'
Week 5: 3C Future participle, perfect participle of active verbs
Week 6: 3D continued, including 'idem', 'nemo', comparative and superlative adverbs
Week 7: 3D Datives
Week 8: 4A Imperfect indicative active and deponent
Week 9: 4A continued, including perfect and future infinitives, active and deponent and indirect statement
Week 10: Revision
Week 11: 4B Ablative forms, 'alius', 'ipse'
Week 12: 4C Pluperfect indicative active and deponent
Week 13: 4C continued, including relative pronoun and its uses
Week 14: 4D The passive voice in all tenses previously met with
Week 15: 4D continued
Week 16: 4E Present participles and pluperfect subjunctive
Week 17: 4E continued, including 'cum' + subjunctive
Week 18: 4F More tenses of the subjunctive
Week 19: 4F continued, including some constructions with subjunctive
Week 20: 4G Revision and a look at some of the final subjunctive used included in the section
Jones P.V. and Sidwell K., Reading Latin (2 vols.) (CUP, 1986)
Mrs Alison Samuels
Alison Samuels graduated in Classics from Cambridge in 1986. She has young children, and currently teaches part-time for Ewert House and the Open...more
Course aimsCourse Aim:
Students will become familiar with the most basic Latin grammatical forms and develop their understanding of Roman culture. They will develop vocabulary and will be able to derive information from or compose simple texts without the need of a dictionary.
1. To cover through translation and exercises the grammar topics as outlined below, and to learn the vocabulary accompanying these sections of Reading Latin.
2. To develop understanding of the Roman cultural world through discussion of the adapted texts and their context.
Assessment methodsAssignments for formal assessment will consist of a short passage of graduated translation (approx 70%) and a number of questions designed to test grammar which will usually include short sentences for translation into Latin. There will be four such assignments each term.
Teaching methodsWe will combine a variety of styles, including round the class translation and discussion. Students will need to prepare work at home.
Teaching outcomesBy the end of the course students will be expected to:
1. Have the experience of reading short passages of adapted Latin with confidence;
2. Understand simple texts, elicit information from texts in advance of their level, and produce very short texts using the vocabulary and grammar set, without recourse to a dictionary;
3. Have some knowledge of the cultural and literary world of Plautus and Cicero.
- Programme Fee
- EU Fee: £305.00
- Non-EU Fee: £305.00