A major in Latin deals with various aspects of Roman language and culture. LATN 1600 and LATN 2620 assume no previous knowledge of Latin and aim to provide students with a basic knowledge of the language. Those who have achieved the appropriate level of Latin at the HSC or equivalent examination will be granted senior status and admitted to LATN 2600. Senior units focus on a variety of literary genres from both the Republican and Empire periods. Study of the language is regarded not merely as an end in itself but as a critical tool for the understanding of Latin literature, history and society.
For more information, visit the Department of Classics and Ancient History website.
To gain a major in Latin, students must complete a minimum of 36 senior credit points of Latin.
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Related subject areas
Ancient History, Greek (Ancient)