What is the course about?
You will be reading and translating original Latin texts to study the linguistic and stylistic features they reveal; you will also be studying their distinct genres and the historical background of the culture which produced them.
What will we cover?
Virgil’s Georgics IV (ed Williams).
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- read and translate with confidence and enjoyment
- display an understanding of Roman poetry
- demonstrate knowledge of Virgil’s style.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable if you are an advanced student and have studied Latin at the Build for about four years or have an equivalent knowledge of Latin. As this course is taught in English, you should be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English and also to take part in class and group discussions on readings. Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to see 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?
Students will be assigned a passage of the target text to prepare for the next class. General discussion on language, style, themes, cultural points arising from the text. Homework: about two to three hours per week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Virgil, Georgics IV (ed Williams).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Latin 5 in Term 2.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details