What is the course about?
The course aims to improve your fluency in reading and translating Latin and to revise your knowledge of the grammar.
What will we cover?
We will translate selected passages in verse by classical authors, and revise main points of the Latin grammar (please check with the tutor through the Classical Languages and Civilisations Department for the exact point to start at).
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- demonstrate greater knowledge of Latin grammar;
- translate original passages in verse;
- appreciate linguistic and stylistic features of different classical authors.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have studied Latin for four years. As this course is taught in English, you should be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English and also to take part in class and group discussions on readings. Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to see 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?
Whole class work and some group work. Translation, grammar instruction and exercises. About 2-3 hours homework per week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Textbook: Two centuries of Roman poetry by E.C. Kennedy and A.R. Davis (Bristol Classical Press 1996).
Exercises for the revision of the grammar will be provided by the tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Latin 5 lower from September.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details