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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of History, Classics and Archaeology : Latin

Undergraduate Course: Early Virgil (LATI10006)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaLatin Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course will look at Vergil's early works, the Eclogues and the Georgics. The texts will be studied and analysed in detail and interpreted in their literary and historical contexts.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Latin 2A (LATI08011) AND Latin 2B (LATI08012)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Students should have achieved a Pass in Latin 2A and in Latin 2B, with an average of 50% or above in the two courses combined.
Additional Costs Copies of prescribed texts
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesAdvanced-level ability in Latin language and literature, equivalent to two years' study at the University of Edinburgh (two years' study at home universities may not be enough; if uncertain, consult the course organiser).
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate in coursework and written examination, as well as in class discussion, that they have read substantial parts of Vergil's Eclogues and Georgics in Latin and have a thorough knowledge of the language, style and content of the texts; that they are acquainted with the social and political background of Vergil's early poetry; that they are familiar with elements of patronage and the production of literature in late Republican Rome; that they have a basic understanding of the literary and social conventions of Greek and Latin pastoral and didactic poetry; and that they are aware of various modes of representing thoughts formulated in the context of one language and culture through the medium of another language in a different cultural context.
Assessment Information
One Essay (40%);
one (2-hour) Degree Examination (60%).

Part-Year Visiting Student (VV1) Variant Assessment:
One Essay - 30%;
a Subject-Area administered Exam/Exercise in lieu of Degree Examination to take place in Week 12 (see the current course handbook for further details) - 70%.
Special Arrangements
In order for a student from outwith Classics to be enrolled on this course, contact must be made with a Course Secretary on 50 3580 in order for approval to be obtained.
Additional Information
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Contacts
Course organiserDr Gavin Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 3581
Email: Gavin.Kelly@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Elaine Hutchison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582
Email: E.Hutchison@ed.ac.uk
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