Advanced Latin: Augustan Poetry

Subject 107-361 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Three hours per week
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107-157 Intermediate Latin Language A, 107-158 Intermediate Latin Language B, and 50 points of any other Intermediate Level Latin subjects, or an approved equivalent or admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in classics.

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Dr Parshia Paul Lee-Stecum


Parshis Lee-Stecum

Subject Overview:

This subject involves the specialised reading and analysis of a book of Roman poetry from the Augustan period. Selecting a text from among the works of Virgil, Horace, Propertius, Tibullus and Ovid, students will focus on issues such as the nature of the poetry book at this period; the structure of the collection; the context for the production and circulation of poetry in the Augustan period; and the style, genre and thematic content of the text. On completion of the subject, students should have reached an acceptable standard in translating and interpreting the selected text.

  • understand the structure and production context of the Augustan period poetry book;
  • be familiar with the style and central themes of the Augustan poetry book;
  • be able to analyse Augustan poetry in its cultural context.

A 500-word class paper 15% (due during the semester), a 1750-word assessment test 43% (due in the final week of semester), and a 1750-word essay 42% (due in the examination period)

Prescribed Texts: Epistles (Horace), ed R Mayer, Cambridge University Press 1994
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • be skilled in research;

  • possess advanced skills of critical thinking and analysis;

  • possess an ability to communicate knowledge intelligibly, economically and effectively;

  • have an understanding of social, ethical and cultural context.


This is an Advanced Level Latin subject. Formerly available as 107-354 Advanced Latin A. Students who have completed 107-354 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

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