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CLA3120 - Introductory Latin B/3

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Jane Griffiths


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


The unit is designed to further students' reading skills gained in CLA1110, to the point where authentic Latin texts may be read and enjoyed. Students continue to acquire grammatical and syntactical knowledge of Latin, while reading increasingly authentic texts by authors such as Virgil, Cicero and Seutonius. Learning is reinforced by weekly grammar exercises and vocabulary tests, and the unit serves in part as an introduction to the literary and cultural heritage of Rome.


On completion of this unit, students will have achieved:

  1. A sufficient knowledge of Latin grammar to allow most Latin texts to be approached successfully.
  2. A general active vocabulary in Classical Latin.
  3. Reading skills in Latin to allow most Latin text to be approached successfully.
  4. A basic understanding of the historical and cultural context of Classical Latin.


Ten vocab/grammar/translation assignments (250 words each): 30%
Essay (1000 words): 20%
2 x 1 hour written tests: 50%

Contact hours

4 hours (4 x 1 hour seminars) per week


CLA1110 or CLA2110 or CLA3110 or LAT1010 or VCE Latin