Advanced Latin: Augustan Poetry

Subject CLAS40011 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 1, Parkville - 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
Total Time Commitment: 3 contact hours/week , 5.5 additional hours/week. Total of 8.5 hours per week.

CLAS10010/ 20027/ 30010/ CLAS40023 Intermediate Latin Language and 50 points of any other Intermediate Level Latin subjects, or an approved equivalent; or admission to fourth year Honours or Postgraduate Diploma in Classics

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
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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.
Assessment: A 1000-word practical criticism presentation 20% (due during the semester), a 1750-word assessment test 35% (due in the final week of semester), and a 2250-word essay 45% (due in the examination period).
Prescribed Texts:
  • Epistles (Horace) ed R Mayer, Cambridge University Press 1994
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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.
Notes: Formerly available as 107-354 Advanced Latin A. Students who have completed 107-354 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Ancient World Studies
Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Classical Studies and Archaeology
Classical Studies and Archaeology
Classical Studies and Archaeology
Classical Studies and Archaeology
Classical Studies and Archaeology
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

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