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?
You will gain fluency in reading and translating Latin and revise main points of the grammar.
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 translate Book 4 of the Aeneid and related texts. We shall move on to Seneca’s Phaedra.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- demonstrate greater knowledge of Latin grammar;
- translate original Latin poetry;
- appreciate Virgil’s themes and his linguistic and stylistic features.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have studied Latin for four/five years. 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. Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support with your English skills to help you take part fully in this class.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Whole class work and some group work. Translation, grammar instruction, grammar exercises. About 2-3 hours homework per week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are countless editions of the Aeneid, freely available on line. The Dickinson edition is very good.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Latin 5: module 2 in January.