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Latin 2

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 2
Module lead
Joe Grimwade
Academic year
2024-25

Module overview

‘Latin 2’ is designed to build on the knowledge acquired by students who have taken ‘Latin 1’, but may also be appropriate for those with some previous alternative experience (e.g. a GCSE). The module will equip you with the ability to read, comprehend, and translate basic Latin with increased speed and fluency. You will also expand your knowledge of Latin vocabulary, syntax, and grammar, thereby developing the skills necessary to tackle more complex texts. As well as thinking about best practice when translating (from Latin to English and vice versa), you will start to express your own ideas by producing creative compositions in (classical) Latin. By the end of the module, you will have been introduced to the works of multiple important Roman authors, such as Caesar, Nepos, and Vergil. We shall read and discuss suitable extracts of original texts, in the process of which you will learn critical linguistic and analytic skills that can be applied to the sources you are studying in other modules.

If you are unsure whether you meet the prerequisites for this module, please contact the module lead.