Latin 5 lower: module 3

Course Dates: 04/05/22 - 06/07/22
Time: 12:15 - 13:45
Location: Online
Continue reading unadapted Latin prose and poetry, alongside grammar revision and prose composition.
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: RL315

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Started Wed, day, 04 May - 06 Jul '22

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course aims to improve advanced students’ fluency in reading and translating unadapted Latin prose and poetry. The students will read Sallust's Life of Augustus and Virgil’s Aeneid 3 in alternate weeks.

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 shall continue reading Virgil’s Aeneid 3 and Sallust's Life of Augustus in alternate weeks. We will also revise Latin grammar using Colebourn’ Latin Sentence and Idiom, and translate sentences into Latin.

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

- Appreciate the distinctive poetic voice of Virgil, and have further insight into the socio-historical background to his Aeneid;
- Appreciate the style of Sallust’s biography of the first emperor, and have further insight into the socio-historical background of the work;
- Show increased familiarity with the Latin hexameter.

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 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?

Carter, J.M.M. (1991) Suetonius, Divus Augustus. London [Bristol Classical Press], ISBN 0-906515-55-6.
Perkell, C. (2007) Vergil, Aeneid 3: A Commentary. Newburyport [Focus Publishing], ISBN 978-1-58510-227-3.
Colebourn, R. (1948) 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 in September.

Beatrice Pestarino

I fell in love with the Ancinet Greek world since the high school and I carried on studying Classics at the University where I developed a special interest in Greek epigraphy and in the languages and writing systems of Ancient Cyprus (Cypriot-syllabic and alphabetic Greek, Eteocypriot, and Phoenican). I am a passionate and enthusiastic teacher of Classics with several years of experience. I taught Latin, Ancient Greek, and Ancient History in UCL (where I obtained a PhD in Ancient Greek History) and Royal Holloway University of London. In my classes, I try to convey my curiosity for the Ancient World; I provide a stimulating learning environment that encourages students to take part actively in the class, supporting them and considering their needs, with the hope to get them more engaged in the subjects. Currently, I am postdoctoral researcher at the University of Haifa, where I study the 'first encounters' among Mediterranean populations and their cultural implications, and visiting fellow of the faculty of Classics in Cambridge, where I study the introduction of the Greek alphabet in Cyprus. In my spare time, I am writing a book on the Classical Cypriot city-kingdoms.

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