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Undergraduate Course: Latin Language (A) (LATI10011)

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 is for students in their third (Junior Honours) year. It aims to develop advanced language skills through regular unseen translation from Latin into English and through study of two of the following topics: Latin prose; Roman rhetoric; Latin metre; Latin textual criticism.
Course description The course further develops the skills that students will normally have acquired by taking the Latin Sub-Honours courses over two years. Students practise their translation skills by regular unseen translation from a variety of prose and verse authors. The other topics taught will alternate between translation practice from English into Latin prose, and study of rhetorical techniques in a range of oratorical Latin texts, in one year, and Latin scansion and metre, and the textual criticism of a Latin verse author, in the next.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Latin 2A (LATI08011) AND Latin 2B (LATI08012)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesAdvanced-level ability in Latin language, equivalent to two years' study at the University of Edinburgh (if uncertain, consult the course organiser).
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  18
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 161 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One (3-hour) Degree Examination paper - 100%.
Feedback Students will receive regular feedback on their coursework, and will have the opportunity to discuss that feedback further with the Course Organiser during their published office hours or by appointment.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Latin Language (A)3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. to demonstrate in the written degree examination that they can translate into good English a range of unseen Latin texts, both prose and verse, with a high degree of fluency and accuracy;
  2. to demonstrate in the written degree examination that they have achieved competence in particular skills-based topics in Latin language;
  3. to demonstrate in the written degree examination that they have improved their linguistic abilities in general, their analytical skills, and their literary appreciation.
Reading List
R.Ashdowne and J.Morwood, Writing Latin: an Introduction to Writing in the Language of Cicero and Caesar (London, 2007)
B.L.Gildersleeve and G.Lodge, Gildersleeve┐s Latin Grammar (London, 1895)
B.H.Kennedy, The Revised Latin Primer (London, 1962)
E.J.Kenney, The Classical Text (Berkeley, 1974)
P.Maas, Textual Criticism (Oxford, 1958)
J.Morwood, A Latin Grammar (Oxford, 1999)
J.Mountford (ed.), "Bradley┐s Arnold" Latin Prose Composition (London, 1938)
M.D.Reeve, Manuscripts and Methods: Essays on Editing and Transmission (Rome, 2011)
L.D.Reynolds (ed.), Texts and Transmission: a Survey of the Latin Classics (Oxford, 1983)
L.D.Reynolds and N.G.Wilson, Scribes and Scholars, ed. 3 (Oxford, 1991)
D.P.Simpson and P.H.Vellacott, Writing in Latin (London, 1970)
M.L.West, Textual Criticism and Editorial Technique (Stuttgart, 1973)
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 in order for approval to be obtained.
KeywordsLatin Language (A)
Course organiserDr Dominic Berry
Tel: (0131 6)50 3590
Course secretaryMs Amanda Campbell
Tel: (0131 6)50 2501
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