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Unit information: Latin Language Level D2 in 2020/21

Unit name Latin Language Level D2
Unit code CLAS32343
Credit points 20
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Lampe
Open unit status Not open

CLAS30073 Latin Language Level D1



School/department Department of Classics & Ancient History
Faculty Faculty of Arts


This unit aims to extend and further develop skills of independent reading and interpretation of literary texts in Latin. These texts will be studied from the perspective of their generic, thematic or historical inter-relations, as evidenced by close reading of texts, and by consideration of commentaries and secondary literature. Upon conclusion of this unit students will have developed knowledge of the issues raised in relation to the texts studied and their interpretation. They will have developed an appreciation of the literary style of the texts studied and improved their fluency in reading and translating of Latin.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit successful students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate skills in reading, translating and interpreting a Latin text and in evaluating translations of it, appropriate to language level D2
  2. show an understanding of current debates about the texts studied, and their historical and cultural significance;
  3. demonstrate skills in constructing coherent, relevant and sophisticated critical arguments, and in relating their readings of the texts to wider theoretical issues, as appropriate to level H/6;
  4. display skills in written communication appropriate to language level D2

Teaching details

1 x 1 hour seminar per week

1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Assessment Details

Exam (100%) [ILOs 1-4]

Reading and References

These will vary every year depending on the text(s) chosen.