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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Evangelina Agnostou-Laoutides


Previously coded CLA2120


The unit is designed to further students' reading skills gained in ATS2747, 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.


2 x 1 hour Exams: 60%
Class tests: 30%
Participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides

Contact hours

4 hours (4 x 1 hour seminars) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Classical studies


Introductory Latin A ATS1267 or ATS2747