Latin 5

Course Dates: 25/01/22 - 29/03/22
Time: 14:50 - 16:20
Location: Online
We shall be reading Ovid’s Metamorphoses 4. We shall also be revising grammar regularly through translation from English into Latin.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £103.00

Course Code: RL166

Available start dates 

Tue, day, 25 Jan - 29 Mar '22

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This is a course about improving your knowledge and appreciation of original Latin poetry, through the study of Ovid’s hybrid epic poem, Metamorphoses.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

We shall be reading Book 4 of the Metamorphoses where Ovid completes his whirlwind tour of Greek myths of transformation centred on Thebes, which he began in Book 3, before embarking on the story of Perseus and Andromeda. We shall also be using Colebourn’s Latin Sentence and Idiom to brush up on the finer points of Latin grammar through translation from English into Latin.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- read and translate Latin with confidence and enjoyment;
- have a solid grasp of Ovid’s style and the qualities of his poetry;
- increase your knowledge of Greek myths.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You should have studied Latin for at least 4 years or have an equivalent knowledge of the language. As this course is taught in English and involves the study of a sophisticated work of philosophical literature, you should have fluent or nearly fluent English.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Whole class work; translation, grammar instruction, grammatical exercises. About 2-3 hours' homework per week.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Anderson, W.S. (1997) Ovid’s Metamorphoses Books 1-5. Norman, Oklahoma [University of Oklahoma Press], ISBN 978-0-8061-2894-8.
Colebourn, R. (1948) Latin Sentence and Idiom. London [Bristol Classical Press], ISBN 9780862922658.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Latin 5 next term.

Nikoletta Manioti

Dr Nikoletta Manioti teaches Classical Greek and Latin. Originally from Thessaloniki, Greece, she has a PhD in Classics from the University of Durham. Before coming to City Lit she held academic positions at the University of St Andrews (2012-17 and 2018-2021), at King's College London (2017-18), and at Birkbeck, University of London (2017-18). She is interested in all aspects of the ancient world, but her research focuses on the family and the representation of space in literature. She is currently writing a book on sisters in 1st century BC Rome. Nikoletta loves teaching in general, and Greek and Latin in particular. She loves learning languages too: she is fluent in Italian; reads French, German, and Spanish; and knows the basics of Portuguese and Swedish.

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