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Undergraduate Course: Martial & Juvenal (LATI10033)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course covers two central Latin poets of the late first and early second centuries AD. The epigrammatist Martial and his younger friend the satirist Juvenal are without doubt the two most influential Classical authors in their respective genres. Despite the generic difference, the two poets share brilliant wit, a number of common themes - such as patronage and clientage, gluttony, and sexual deviancy - a similarly gaudy picture of Rome, and the same persona of the oppressed and resentful client. The course will explore their intertextual links, as well the reality of their representation of Roman society and mores.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Latin 2A (LATI08011) AND Latin 2B (LATI08012)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs 2 texts, price 18.99 each new.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should usually have at least 3 courses in Classics related subject matter (at least 2 of which should be in Latin) at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses but Elementary ot Intermediate Latin courses will not count. Students beyond Intermediate level but with less Latin than the prerequisite should consider taking either Latin 2A/2B.
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, students will demonstrate in coursework essays and a final exam that they:
* have read a selection of Martial=s epigrams and a selection of Juvenal in Latin, and the remainder of Juvenal in English;
* have a thorough knowledge of the content, language, style and intertextual relationship of the two authors;
* have developed awareness of the genres of Epigram and Satire, and the similarities and differences in their presentation of similar themes;
* have developed awareness of the contrasting modern approaches of social history and persona theory;
* have developed skills in close reading of original texts.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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.
KeywordsNot entered
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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