Time: 12:10 - 13:40
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
What is the course about?
This course aims to build reading fluency in Latin through reading original Latin text.
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?
The course is a reading group. We shall continue our reading of Book 4 of the Aeneid. We shall discuss various poetic and contextual issues.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- read, translate and analyse original Virgil with confidence.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course assumes a strong, comprehensive knowledge of Latin grammar and a good foundational vocabulary. Students will ideally have spent at least a term reading original Latin texts. As this course is taught in English, you should be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English and also take part in class and group discussions on readings.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Students will be assigned passages to prepare for each class, during which there will be discussions on the language, style, themes, and historical background of the text. Homework: about two to three hours per week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Students will need the text of Book 4 of Virgil’s Aeneid. The Bristol Classical Press has a useful, student edition (ISBN 9781853997051).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Latin 5 from September.