Postgraduate Course: Claudian (PGHC11175)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course focuses on the Latin poet, Claudian of Alexandria, whose brief but brilliant career in Italy lasted from AD 395 to 404. Claudian's linguistic command, learning and allusiveness are illustrated in many excellent commentaries; however, the fact that he was a hired pen, most of whose works are considered political propaganda on behalf of Stilico, means that historical and textual rather than literary concerns have tended to dominate the secondary literature.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
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| The course aims to promote knowledge of the most important and talented Latin poet of the later Roman Empire, and to develop students' abilities to use diverse disciplinary and theoretical approaches. They will be encouraged to combine literary and historical approaches, shaped by their individual interests
On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a knowledge of the literary and historical context and of the secondary literature.
- use this knowledge for independent research of a subject of their choosing.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Gavin Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 3581
|Course secretary||Ms Rosie Edwards