Wednesday Latin with Robert Kowalski

Selected passages from the following Latin authors: Cicero, Vergil, Tacitus, Ovid, Catullus, Caesar and Pliny. Texts, notes and vocabulary will be provided by the teacher. Suitable for students who have completed chapters 1-54 of the Oxford Latin Course, Book 1-3.

This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer. Classes will consist of a minimum of 1.5 hours virtual class time, together with 30 minutes worth of work to be completed independently. You will be able to contact your tutor by email or phone to ask for guidance and feedback on this work. In addition tutors may set additional homework.

TEXTBOOK

  • Maurice Balme and James Morwood, 1996, Oxford Latin Course Part III - Student Book, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780199122288.
  • Maurice Balme and James Morwood, 1997, Oxford Latin Reader, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780195212099.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Nouns and adjectives: Gerunds and gerundives
  • Syntax and other: Gerundives of obligation; predicative dative; relative pronouns with the subjunctive; uses of ut.

The course then studies a selection of classical texts from the Oxford Latin Reader in class, reviewing the grammatical constructions and syntax, and discussing the texts in their cultural and historical perspective.

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

  1. Translate and explain the use of and difference between the gerund and the gerundive.
  2. Recognise and translate the various use of the conjunction ut.
  3. Translate short unedited passages of original Latin authors.
  4. Discuss the literary and stylistic choices made by different authors.
  5. Explain the relevance of the cultural and historical context on the style and content of the selected texts.

TEXTBOOK SUPPLIER

Abbey's Language Book Centre, 131 York Street Sydney, Ph: 9267 1397 | www.languagebooks.com.au

Please note that textbook cost is not included in the course fee. In the event of a course being cancelled WEA cannot be held responsible for the purchase of any textbooks. We therefore suggest you purchase your textbooks closer to the time of the course commencing.

LANGUAGE CLASS TRANSFER POLICY

If you are a new WEA Student and enrol into a language class and subsequently find that you are at the wrong level (whether too high or too low), you are permitted to transfer into another more suitable class at no additional cost, provided that the request is made within the first two classes and is in writing from your tutor directly to the Education Manager. After that point, an administration fee of $30 will apply.

$307 Limited / $276

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