Latin 5

Course Dates: 21/01/19 - 01/04/19
Time: 14:35 - 15:35
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Maddalena Italia

Improve your fluency in reading Latin by translating selected passages from Ovid’s Heroides.


What is the course about?

The course aims to improve your fluency in reading Latin by translating selected passages from Ovid’s Heroides.

What will we cover?

We will continue the reading of selected passages from Ovid’s Heriodes.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- demonstrate knowledge of Ovid’s' language and style;
- demonstrate improved knowledge of Latin grammar.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You should have completed at least four years of Latin, or have an equivalent level of the language. As this course is taught in English, you should be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English and also take part in class and group discussions on readings. Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to decide 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?

Whole class work; reading and translating, tutor posing questions and answering questions raised by the students. General discussion on language, style, theme, background points etc. Students will be asked to prepare a portion of the text for each class. About 15 minutes every two weeks will be devoted to grammatical exercises. Homework: about 2-3 hours per week.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please check with the class tutor via the Classics Department.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Another Latin 5 from September.

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A wide selection of prose and verse texts gives a stimulating overview of Latin literature. Discussions of linguistic, stylistic, historical and cultural aspects of the texts are wide-ranging and thought-provoking, and always entertaining!
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Review by Howard / (Posted on 16/07/2016)
Outstanding course with excellent teaching
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Review by Shawn / (Posted on 15/07/2015)
Most enjoyable mainly because the tutor's input allows both a serious and humorous vein.
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Review by NA / (Posted on 13/04/2015)

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Course Code: RL062

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Mon, day, 21 Jan - 01 Apr '19

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £99.00
Senior fee: £79.00
Concession: £60.00

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