Latin

Latin

LATN1600 Introduction to Latin 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anne Rogerson Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: LATN2620 Assessment: 1250wd-equivalent weekly language assignments (30%), 1250wd-equivalent weekly quizzes (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%)
This unit provides the essential linguistic foundation to the study of the literature, culture, history and long legacy of the Latin-speaking world ruled by Rome. No previous knowledge of any forgeign language is assumed and all grammatical concepts encountered will be explained. The unit introdces the basics of Latin through the study of grammar and, using a wide variety of short and longer readings form a range of Roman authors, provides an introduction to Latin literature.
LATN1601 Introduction to Latin 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anne Rogerson Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: LATN1600 Prohibitions: LATN2621 Assessment: 1250wd-equivalent weekly language assignments (30%), 1250wd-equivalent weekly quizzes (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%)
This unit builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in LATN1600, enabling students to read more complex Latin texts. It concentrates particularly on reading skills and the syntax of the sentence, while also introducing further grammatical concepts and constructions. Grammatical knowledge is reinforced by translation from and into Latin, while reading skills are further consolidated through the study of a wide variety of longer extracts from Latin prose and verse texts.
LATN2600 Intermediate Latin 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Paul Roche Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: HSC Latin or LATN1601 or LATN2621 Assessment: 1250wd-equivalent weekly assignments (30%), 1250wd-equivalent weekly quizzes (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%)
This unit consolidates the knowledge of Latin acquired in LATN1601, LATN2621 or by advanced study of Latin at school. It involves both formal language study, including practice in unseen translation, and the close reading of a wide variety of shorter and extended extracts from Latin verse and prose texts. Increasing attention will be paid to the literary qualities, style, generic and socio-historical background of the texts, as well as to their grammar and syntax.
LATN2601 Intermediate Latin 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: LATN2600 Assessment: 1000wd-equivalent language assignments (30%), 1x1500wd essay (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%)
This unit develops skills in the literary study of Latin texts, and builds further on language knowledge and translation skills acquired in LATN2600. It will involve the close reading of classic works of Latin prose and/or poetry, to be advised in advance on the Department of Classics and Ancient History website. Attention will be paid to style, literary and narrative technique, and the generic and socio-historical background of the texts, as well as to the intricacies of grammar and syntax.
LATN3600 Advanced Latin

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anne Rogerson Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: LATN2601 Assessment: 1000wd-equivalent language assignments (30%), 2x750wd analysis exercises (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%)
This unit offers advanced study and practice in the literary language of Latin. Reading and translation skills will be honed by weekly language classes and the translation of unseen passages; exercises in Latin composition will further develop knowledge and appreciation of literary Latin. The unit will also involve the close reading and analysis of classic works of Latin prose and/or poetry, paying close attention to style and diction, and to literary and narrative technique.
LATN3601 Ovid's Metamorphoses

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Robert Cowan Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1-hr seminars/week Corequisites: LATN2601 Assessment: 1x2000wd essay (45%), 1x2hr exam (45%) and participation in class discussion (10%)
Ovid's Metamorphoses is the most sophisticated and playful poem from antiquity. This unit will examine its stylistic, literary and narrative technique through the reading of either an entire book or selected passages from the whole eipc. It is particularly suitable for students who are in their second or third year of Latin, but will be of interest, profit and enjoyment to anyone interested in Latin poetry.
LATN3604 Latin Republican Poetry

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Paul Roche Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1-hr lectures/week Corequisites: LATN3600 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (45%), 5x100wd unseen translation exercises (10%) and 1x2000wd essay (45%)
This unit expands students' knowledge of the poetry of the Republic and Augustan era through study of one or more important texts from this influential period in Rome's literary history. The focus of the unit will be on the interpretation, literary appreciation and generic and/or historical background of the texts. Language skills will continue to be tested and developed by periodic exercises in unseen translation.
LATN3606 Latin Imperial Prose

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anne Rogerson Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1-hr lectures/week Prerequisites: LATN3600 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (45%), 5x100wd unseen translation exercises (10%) and 1x2000wd essay (45%)
This unit expands students' knowledge of the prose literature of the Roman Empire through a study of one or more important texts from this vital period in Rome's literary development. The focus of the unit will be on the interpretation, literary appreciation and generic and/or historical background of the texts. Language skills will continue to be tested and developed by periodic exercises in unseen translation.
LATN4011 Latin Honours A

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Eleanor Cowan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: two seminars, each seminar meeting for 3 hours per week for one semester Prerequisites: Credit average in 42 senior credit points of Latin including two of LATN3603, 3604, 3605, 3606 plus 6 additional senior credit points of Greek, Latin or Ancient History. Assessment: a thesis of 15,000 words, 6,000 words of written work or its equivalent for each seminar and one exam
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The Honours program in Latin consists of:
1. a thesis written under the supervision of one or more members of academic staff
2. two seminars that meet weekly for three hours for one semester
3. one unseen exam on a Latin text.
The thesis should be of 15,000 words in length. Each seminar requires 6,000 words of written work or it equivalent.
The thesis is worth 45% of the final Honours mark, each of the seminars is worth 22.5% and the unseen exam is worth 10%.
The following seminars are on offer in 2014:
Latin Imperial Prose (Dr Anne Rogerson) Latin Republican Poetry (Dr Paul Roche
For more information, contact Dr Eleanor Cowan, Honours coordinator.
LATN4012 Latin Honours B

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Eleanor Cowan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Refer to LATN4011 Corequisites: LATN4011
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Refer to LATN4011
LATN4013 Latin Honours C

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Eleanor Cowan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Refer to LATN4011 Corequisites: LATN4012
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Refer to LATN4011
LATN4014 Latin Honours D

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Eleanor Cowan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Refer to LATN4011 Corequisites: LATN4013
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Refer to LATN4011