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 two 1-hour tutorials per week |
Total Time Commitment:
108 hours across the semester.
A study score of at least 25 in VCE Latin or a pass in one of the following or an approved equivalent:
CLAS20025 / 30008 Beginners Latin B
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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/
Dr. Sonya Wurster
This subject is designed for students who have completed Latin 1, Latin 2 (or Intensive Beginners Latin) and Latin 3. Students 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. In addition, work is undertaken on grammar and syntax to revise, consolidate and extend students’ knowledge of the language. 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. Students who complete this subject may progress to Latin 5.
Students who successfully complete this subject should:
· be familiar with the style of Roman epic.
· 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 epic.
Weekly tutorial exercises, equivalent to 750 words 25% (due each week throughout the semester), textual analysis, 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% tutorial attendance. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. After 5 working days late assessment will not be marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
AAR Henderson (ed), Ovid: Metamorphoses (III), Bristol CP 1979.
EC Woodcock, A New Latin Syntax, Bolhazy-Cadrucci, 1999.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
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|Links to further information:||http://classics-archaeology.unimelb.edu.au/|
Classical Studies and Archaeology |
Classical Studies and Archaeology
Classical Studies and Archaeology Major
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