Latin 4 lower: module 3
Time: 13:10 - 14:35
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
This course has now started
Course Code: RL652
Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
The course aims to enable intermediate-to-advanced students to read adapted Latin prose with confidence and enjoyment while concluding an overview of Latin grammar. Time will also be dedicated to Latin composition.
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 shall be reading adapted Latin prose from Sallust’s “Catilinae Coniuratio” as included in the volume “Reading Latin: Text and Vocabulary”, starting from section 5E and aiming to reach the end of section 5G, so that next year we can resume our studies from section 6A.
As we conclude our overview of Latin grammar, we shall revise the formation and uses of participles. We shall then examine subordinate clauses introduced by ‘dum, antequam/priusquam’, ‘utpote qui/quae/quod’ and ‘quominus/quin’. Finally, we shall introduce the perfect subjunctive (active and passive/deponent) and its uses in dependent and independent clauses; indirect (reported) questions; conditional clauses; the gerund; and comparative clauses.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Demonstrate good familiarity with the formation and uses of participles;
- Demonstrate some familiarity with subordinate clauses introduced by ‘dum, antequam/priusquam’, ‘utpote qui/quae/quod’ and ‘quominus/quin’;
- Demonstrate some familiarity with the perfect subjunctive (active and passive/deponent) and its uses in dependent and independent clauses;
- Demonstrate some familiarity with indirect (reported) questions;
- Demonstrate good familiarity with conditional clauses;
- Demonstrate some familiarity with the gerund;
- Demonstrate some familiarity with comparative clauses;
- Appreciate the stylistic features and socio-historical background of Sallust’s “Catilinae Coniuratio”.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a course for those who have already completed “Latin 4 lower: Module 2”, or who have equivalent experience. As this course is taught in English, you should be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English and take part in group discussions on readings.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is based on a traditional teaching approach, yet it aims also at a high level of student interaction with some pair and group work. Please note that students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do 1-2 hours homework per week.
Please be aware that the teacher will use Google Classroom, and you are expected to regularly check the course’s page to find additional notes, updates about the progress of the class, homework, etc.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Textbook: Reading Latin, 2nd edition (NEW edition), by Peter Jones & Keith Sidwell (CUP) Vol 1: ‘Grammar and Exercises’ (ISBN 9781107632264) and Vol 2: ‘Text and Vocabulary’ (ISBN 9781107618701).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Latin 4 upper: module 1 in September.
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.
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.