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CLA4010 - Reading Latin

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Evangelia Anagnostou-Laoutides


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


Guided reading in Latin. Students are required to read, analyse in grammatical and syntactic terms a variety of Latin texts, and also conduct research on the theoretical debates surrounding Roman literary genres and/or editions of ancient texts.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. Be able to recognise the key grammatical and syntactic phenomena of Latin.
  2. Be able to translate and interpret a variety of authors and literary genres and be aware of the historical/ social circumstances that gave rise to these trends.
  3. Be able to appreciate that the Romans accommodated in their culture and language an impressive number of external influences which is indicative of the richness of the language, typically studied only as an example of "national" propaganda.
  4. will have developed a more holistic theory of the approach they should adopt when studying the Roman culture.


Grammar Tests (3000 words) : 35%
Research Essay (3000 words) : 35%
Literature Review (2000 words) : 20%
Oral presentation (Up to 20 minutes (equivalent 1000 words)) : 10%

Contact hours

Two-four hours per week


Major in Classical Studies