Brush up your advanced Latin
Time: 15:00 - 17:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
This course has now started
Course Code: RL391
Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
The course aims to enhance your advanced understanding of the Latin language by translating selected satires by Horace.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
We will translate and analyse Satires 1.1 lines 1–12, 28–100; 1.3 lines 25–75; and 2.2 lines 1–30, 70–111.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- read and translate Horace's Satires;
- have a greater appreciation of his style and use of the hexameters.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is suitable for upper intermediate/advanced students who have been studying Latin for several years or have studied Latin at secondary school or university.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Whole class work. Reading and translating original Latin poems, tutor posing questions and answering questions raised by the students. Students will be asked to prepare a translation before each class.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Bring writing material.
Horace’s Satires are accessible for free on www.perseus.tuft.edu (in particular: Satires 1.1 lines 1–12, 28–100; 1.3 lines 25–75; and 2.2 lines 1–30, 70–111). If you prefer to buy a printed copy, the recommended edition is Horace Satires: A Selection (OCR Latin), editor John Godwin, (Bloomsbury 2018, ISBN: 9781350000360) designed for designed for A level students in the UK. This edition has got useful student notes and vocabulary.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any advanced Latin course.
Judith has been teaching Classics (and other subjects) to both adults and children for over 10 years, and before that worked as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language, as a journalist, and in charities. She has taught at the Open University, Royal Holloway, and Birkbeck and is currently Head of Classics at a school in North London, and finds the similarities and difference sbetween adult and school education both challenging and fascinating. Having returned to formal education as a mature student herself, to pursue postgraduate work in Greek cultural and intellectual history, she has a strong commitment to continuing education. She has degrees from Oxford University and Royal Holloway, University of London and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Judith's love of ancient language, literature, philosophy, and archaeology arises from an overridng interest in ideas, and in the ways that we can learn about how people have thought in different times and places.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.