Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 1-hour lecture and a 1.5-hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment: Total time commitment 102 hours
|Prerequisites:||A study score of at least 25 in VCE Latin or CLAS10007 (Beginners Latin B) or Intensive Beginners Latin or an approved equivalent. Students enrolled in this subject must have completed or be currently enrolled in CLAS10010 (Intermediate Latin Language).|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||107-161; 670-365; 131-424|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry. |
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CoordinatorDr Rhiannon Evans
In this subject students will read an extensive extract (usually a book) from a Latin epic poem, such as Virgil"s Aeneid, Ovid"s Metamorphoses or Lucan"s Bellum Civile. The subject introduces students to the genre of epic poetry, its history and background in Greek culture, and its position in Roman literature. The individual text will be studied in its historical context and in relation to other literary texts of the time. Students will explore the themes and content of epic, such as warfare, empire, heroic culture, ethnic identity and masculinity, and consider how the mythic past is used to reflect upon the author"s own time. On completion of the subject students should develop a good knowledge of a key Roman text and an enhanced understanding of Roman literary culture.
|Assessment:||A 1200-word seminar paper 30%, (due during the semester). an assessment test equivalent to 1000 words 25%, (due at the end of semester). and an 1800-word essay 45%, (due in the examination period). Hurdle requirements: In order to be eligible for final assessment students must attend 75% of tutorials and complete the assessment test and essay.|
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Classical Studies and Archaeology |
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