Undergraduate Course: Latin Language (A) (LATI10011)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course further develops the skills that students will normally have acquired by taking the Latin Sub-Honours courses over two years. It aims to develop advanced language skills through regular unseen translation from Latin into English and through other forms of linguistic study.
The course aims to develop advanced language skills through regular unseen translation from Latin into English and through other forms of linguistic study, such as translation from English to Latin (prose composition) and Latin textual criticism.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Advanced-level ability in Latin language, equivalent to two years' study at the University of Edinburgh (if uncertain, consult the course organiser).
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 15,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One (3-hour) Degree Examination paper - 100%.
||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.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||3:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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;
- to demonstrate in the written degree examination that they have achieved competence in particular skills-based topics in Latin language;
- to demonstrate in the written degree examination that they have improved their linguistic abilities in general, their analytical skills, and their literary appreciation.
|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)
|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 in order for approval to be obtained.
|Keywords||Latin Language (A)
|Course organiser||Dr Dominic Berry
Tel: (0131 6)50 3590
|Course secretary||Miss Sara Dennison
Tel: (0131 6)50 2501