Latin 5 lower: module 1

Course Dates: 27/09/22 - 06/12/22
Time: 13:10 - 14:35
Location: Online
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In this advanced course, you will start reading original Latin prose and poetry, 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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Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00

Course Code: RL111

Tue, day, 27 Sep - 06 Dec '22

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

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What is the course about?

The course is designed to familiarise students with original Latin texts, as well as consolidating their grammar and translation skills. 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?

The authors and texts will be agreed with the students at the start of the course. The tutor will be able to suggest texts and editions.

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

– demonstrate a good familiarity with Latin grammar
– read original Latin poetry and prose with confidence and enjoyment
– translate English prose into Latin
– demonstrate some familiarity with the social and historical context of the relevant authors.

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

This is a course for those who have already completed Latin 4 upper: Module 3, 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 also take part in group discussions on readings.

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

Each class will entail some frontal instruction, small group work and plenary discussions. Students are expected to dedicate between 1 and 3 hours per week to read and translate original Latin poetry and prose – which will then be discussed in class – and revise Latin grammar. Students are also expected to participate in oral classroom activities.
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, self-assessment forms, etc.

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

The texts will be confirmed by the tutor at the start of the course.

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

Latin 5 lower: module 2.

Daniel Unruh

Having grown up in Canada, I came to Cambridge in 2010 to pursue a PhD in Classics, which I received in 2015. I am a scholar of Ancient Greek history and political thought, with a particular interest in ancient diplomacy and in kings, tyrants, and other sole rulers. My current research combines these interests, focussing on how citizens of ancient Greek city-states interacted with absolute rulers, and on the anxieties and debates that these interactions raised. My book based on this research, entitled "Talking to Tyrants in Classical Greek Thought" will be published in Autumn 2022 by Liverpool University Press. Other areas of interest include the politics depicted in Homeric epic, the performance of Greek tragedy and comedy, and the early evolution of the role of the Roman Emperor. I greatly enjoy sharing the many facets of the ancient world with students of all levels. I have long experience teaching Greek and Latin language, literature, and history at the Faculty of Classics at Cambridge, as a private tutor, and more recently at Cambridge's Institute for Continuing Education.

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.