Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 1-hour lecture and a 2-hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment:
Total time commitment 108 hours.
A study score of at least 25 in VCE Latin or a pass in one of the following or an approved equivalent:
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Students who have passed or are currently enrolled in any of the following subjects are not permitted to enrol in this subject:
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
This subject is designed for students who commenced the Latin stream with some previous knowledge of Latin (VCE level or equivalent) and have completed Latin 4. Students examine Roman prose fiction through study of the Cena Trimalchionis from the Satyricon of Petronius. In addition, work is undertaken on grammar and syntax to revise, consolidate and extend students' knowledge of the language. Students who successfully complete this subject should be familiar with the structures and stylistic techniques of Roman prose fiction, be able to identify the central themes of the narrative, and understand the genre's parody of Roman social structures and mores. Students who complete this subject may progress to Latin 6.
Students who successfully complete this subject should:
· be familiar with the style of Roman prose fiction.
· understand the cultural and production contexts of the text.
· have consolidated their knowledge of grammar and syntax and extended their vocabulary.
· be able to critically analyse the styles and themes of Latin prose fiction.
Linguistic analysis, equivalent to 750 words 25% (due during semester in a week selected by the student in consultation with the lecturer), textual analysis presentation, equivalent to 500 words 10% (due in Week 8 of semester), an assessment test equivalent to 1000 words 30% (due at the end of semester) and a 1750-word essay 35% (due in the examination period)
This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 75% class attendance. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day; after five working days, no late assessment will be marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
Petronius, Cena Trimalchionis. Text to be made available.
J.Morwood, A Latin Grammar, Oxford University Press, 1999.
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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.
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Classical Studies and Archaeology |
Classical Studies and Archaeology
Classical Studies and Archaeology Major
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