Latin 5 lower: module 1
Time: 12:15 - 13:45
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: RL098
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Duration: 11 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
The course aims at familiarising students with original Latin texts, as well as consolidating their grammar and translation skills.
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 will be reading Virgil's Aeneid 3 and Suetonius' Life of Augustus on alternate weeks. We will also revise grammar and translate from English into Latin using Colebourn’s Latin Sentence and Idiom.
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. You must be prepared 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.
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?
- Carter, J.M.M. (1991) Suetonius, Divus Augustus. London [Bristol Classical Press]
- Perkell, C. (2007) Vergil, Aeneid 3: A Commentary. Newburyport [Focus Publishing]
- Colebourn, R. (1991) Latin Sentence and Idiom. London [Bristol Classical Press] ISBN 0-86292-265-8.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Latin 5 lower: module 2.
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.