What is the course about?
The course aims to improve your fluency in reading Latin by translating selected passages from Seneca’s Medea.
What will we cover?
We will read selected passages from Seneca’s Medea (in the edition by Boyle, A. J., 2014. Seneca: Medea; Edited with Introduction, Translation, and Commentary. Oxford: Oxford University Press).
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- demonstrate knowledge of Seneca’s language and style;
- demonstrate improved knowledge of Latin grammar.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable if you are an advanced student and have studied Latin at the City Lit for about four years or have an equivalent knowledge of Latin. 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; reading and translating, tutor posing questions and answering questions raised by the students. General discussion on language, style, theme(s), background points etc. Students will be asked to prepare a portion of the text for each class. Each reading session will entail a detailed grammatical analysis of the Latin text. Homework: about 2 hours per week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The tutor will provide photocopies of the relevant sections of Seneca’s Medea (in the edition by Boyle, A. J., 2014. Seneca: Medea; Edited with Introduction, Translation, and Commentary. Oxford: Oxford University Press).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Another Latin 5 class in 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