Latin Advanced Reading: Cicero & Vergil WEA Sydney

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Latin Advanced Reading: Cicero & Vergil

<p>This course is suitable for students who have completed an introductory Latin course and have already acquired an understanding of original Latin. Students will be required to analyse grammatical

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This course is suitable for students who have completed an introductory Latin course and have already acquired an understanding of original Latin. Students will be required to analyse grammatical and syntactical structure in the set texts. The examination of the texts in class elicits and requires an enjoyable exchange of views and opinions of the material being read. In addition, to strengthen and consolidate further a students knowledge of Latin, some Latin prose composition will be given as homework. The course concentrates on the authors Virgil and Cicero, and will set the student on the path of exploring any aspect of Latin literature of his or her interest.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

TEXTBOOK

  • Cicero In Catilinam I-IV, Edited with Introduction, notes and vocabulary by J.F. Stout, Bristol Classical Press, 2009.
  • Vergil, Aeneid 4 edited by R.H. Jordon, Bristol Classical Texts 1989

Both texts can be found online at https://geoffreysteadman.com with vocabulary and commentary.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Two Latin texts, one verse, the other prose.
  • Weekly revision of syntax and grammar
  • Analysis of historical backgrounds.
  • Different interpretations of textual analysis.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Read and understand two Latin text of the appropriate level.
  2. Demonstrate the skills in the interpretion and the analysis of Latin literature.
  3. Show an appreciation of the historical context of the set texts.
  4. Acknowledge the indebtedness of other eras to Latin literature.

Frank Amati

BA (Hons), MA (Hons)
Frank Amati BA (Hons), MA (Hons) has taught in the field of Classics and Ancient History for almost forty years and has taught at the WEA for the last four years. Frank has a keen interest in...