Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Evangelina Agnostou-Laoutides


Previously coded CLA1120


The unit is designed to further students' reading skills gained in ATS1267, 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. An greaterunderstanding of the historical and cultural context of Classical Latin, especially the Republican period.


Two 1-hour Exams: 60%
Class tests (half of which will focus on the cultural understanding of Republican Rome): 40%

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


ATS1267 or ATS2747 or ATS3750 or LAT1010 or VCE Latin