Latin 1: module 2
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: RL614
Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
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What is the course about?
This course is designed to extend your fluency in reading and translating Latin sentences and to give you a greater knowledge of grammatical structures. We will use Reading Latin, by Peter Jones and Keith Sidwell (2 volumes), starting around section 1C.
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 cover grammatical structures including:
- present indicative
- present infinitive
- declension of nouns and adjectives
We will also continue reading an adaptation of Aulularia, a play by Plautus.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- demonstrate a good knowledge of the present indicative
- conjugate regular and irregular verbs in the imperative mood
- identify the present infinitive active
- have some insights into the derivation of English words
- demonstrate some knowledge on the world of ancient Rome.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have completed Latin 1 module 1 at City Lit or have studied Latin for one term. As the course is taught in English, please read the outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support with your English skills to help you take part fully in this class.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course consists of translation, grammar instructions and grammar exercises with a high level of student interaction (individual, pair and group work). Students are expected to do the homework regularly and participate in oral classroom activities. Homework will require approx. 1-2 hours per week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Bring writing material.
Textbook: “Reading Latin” by Peter Jones & Keith Sidwell, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2 volumes:
- Grammar and Exercises (ISBN 9781107632264)
- Text and Vocabulary’ (ISBN 9781107618701).
An e-book version can also be purchased. We recommend you purchase the book after the first session of the course, after you’ve had confirmation that the class is suitable for you.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Latin 1: module 3.
My name is Elena Giulia, and I was born in Rome. I have always nourished an insatiable curiosity for classical languages (nomen omen!). When I was a child I used to roam around in my city, writing down all the Latin inscriptions of top of churches and buildings, which were patiently translated by my mother, who was a Latin teacher herself. I studied in the Liceo Classico and after that I graduated in the University of Rome “La Sapienza” with a thesis on Latin Satire. I studied in the Vatican City and obtained a degree in Archiving. I moved to Dublin for the following year, obtaining my second MA in Classics, with a work on Classical reception in James Joyce. This inevitably led me to my current field of research. I am in fact a DPhil student in Oxford University, where I am studying Lev Tolstoy and his interests in Classical tragedy. I have been teaching Classical Greek and Latin for 15 years and I have been a tutor in CityLit since 2019. I also work in Oxford University as a Latin instructor for the Outreach programme. I very much enjoy teaching Classical languages and sharing my passion for these ever growing and fascinating subjects!
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