What is the course about?
This course aims to further expand your knowledge of Latin literature.
What will we cover?
We shall be reading Seneca's Medea which we started last term. Then we shall go on to Tacitus' Agricola.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- identify features of Seneca's vocabulary and style, including metre
- identify and be familiar with features of Tacitus' prose style.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have studied Latin for about 3 years or have an equivalent knowledge 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?
Usually we shall be translating about 50 lines per week; we shall go over grammar points as and when they arise.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Medea by Seneca (any edition) Agricola by Tacitus (any edition).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Another Latin 5 advanced class in September.
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