Undergraduate Course: Latin Lyric (LATI10003)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course is centred on the later carmina of Horace (the 'carmen saeculare' and 'Odes' book 4); it also considers a sample of the epodes and odes from earlier in his career, together with the strictly lyric poetry of Catullus (especially his epithalamium, no. 61). The course encourages close reading of texts, awareness of literary convention and metrical form, and evaluation of modern critical interpretations. It also examines Latin lyric as a response to classical Greek lyric and Hellenistic poetry, shifting concepts of the lyric poet's role, and social and political aspects of Horatian lyric.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Latin 2A (LATI08011) AND
Latin 2B (LATI08012)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Advanced-level ability in Latin language and literature, equivalent to two years' study at the University of Edinburgh (if uncertain, consult the course organiser).
Course Delivery Information
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| By the end of the course students should:-
- be acquainted with the principles of classical Latin lyric poetry and with its literary and historical contexts;
- have read in Latin an extensive prescription of Latin lyric poetry, with due attention to linguistic and stylistic detail and to literary technique;
- be able to discuss critically interpretative issues which arise from the texts and from a range of scholarship.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||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.
|Course organiser||Prof Andrew Erskine
Tel: (0131 6)50 3591
|Course secretary||Ms Elaine Hutchison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582