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Undergraduate Course: Latin Language (A) (LATI10011)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe 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.
Course description 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: ( Latin 2A (LATI08011) OR Latin 2a Ex-Beginners (LATI08013)) 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 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  25
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 15, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 168 )
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)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 Justin Stover
Tel: (0131 6)50 9110
Course secretaryMiss Sara Dennison
Tel: (0131 6)50 2501
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