What is the course about?
This course is for improving your knowledge and appreciation of Latin poetry. We shall be looking at meaning, metre and features of poetic language, in order to enlarge your enjoyment and deepen your understanding of the set texts.
What will we cover?
Selections from Ovid’s exile poetry.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- read and translate with confidence and enjoyment
- demonstrate an extensive knowledge and appreciation of Ovid's vocabulary and style.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have completed at least five years 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?
Whole class work; reading and translating Lucretius; tutor posing questions and answering questions raised by students. General discussion on language, style, themes, cultural points arising from the text. Students should prepare a portion of the text each week. Homework: about 2-3 hours per week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Copies will be provided.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Latin 5 advanced 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