Undergraduate Course: Martial & Juvenal (LATI10033)
|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 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed
Latin 2A (LATI08011) AND
Latin 2B (LATI08012)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| 2 texts, price £18.99 each new.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting 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|
| 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.
|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||Dr Gavin Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 3581
|Course secretary||Ms Elaine Hutchison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582