Latin 5

Course Dates: 24/04/24 - 26/06/24
Time: 18:15 - 19:45
Location: Online
In this advanced course, you will read and translate unadapted texts by Latin authors to deepen your appreciation of their work and your knowledge of Roman culture, history and society.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Latin 5
  • Course Code: RL315
  • Dates: 24/04/24 - 26/06/24
  • Time: 18:15 - 19:45
  • Taught: Wed, Evening
  • Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
  • Location: Online
  • Tutor: Nikoletta Manioti

Course Code: RL315

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Wed, eve, 24 Apr - 26 Jun '24

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Centre for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

The course is designed to deepening and extending your knowledge and appreciation of Latin authors in the original language, whilst also revising some grammar. It is suitable if you are progressing from adapted to unadapted Latin texts.

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 will continue reading Horace, Odes 1, and Suetonius, Life of Augustus, in alternate weeks.

Starting point: Suetonius, Life of Augustus 53.3 officia. Students should prepare up to 56.1 for Wednesday 24 April, if possible.

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

- read and translate unadapted Latin texts with confidence and enjoyment
- demonstrate an extensive knowledge of the authors’ vocabulary and style
- appreciate some of the themes and language used in the works
- demonstrate improved knowledge of Latin grammar
- demonstrate a thorough understanding of the world of ancient Rome.

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

You should have studied Latin for at approximately 5/6 years or have an equivalent advanced knowledge. As this 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 combines whole-class discussion work with pair and group work. Depending on students’ wish, grammar instructions and exercises may also be given. Each week students will be assigned passages to prepare and translate at home prior to each class. Students are expected to do a couple of hours’ homework per week and participate in oral classroom activities.

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

You are advised to have a copy of the following editions of the texts:
Carter, J.M. (1982) Suetonius, Divus Augustus. London [Bristol Classical Press]. ISBN-13: 978-0906515556
Mayer, R. (2012) Horace: Odes Book 1. Cambridge [Cambridge University Press]. ISBN-13: 978-0521854733.

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

Another Latin 5 class.

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), Birkbeck, University of London (2017-18), and Royal Holloway, University of London (2022-23). 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.

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.