CLAN4104 Latin Language and Literature

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Classics and Ancient History [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
This unit involves intensive study of ancient and sometimes later Latin texts in the original language. Students translate the set work(s) independently, thereby developing their command of the language. They perform philological, literary and historical criticism in dialogue with relevant modern scholarship and learn to set the texts in their wider cultural, intellectual, historical and literary contexts. The unit thus prepares students for research in Latin literature and language at postgraduate level.
Students are able to (1) independently and critically translate and analyse the Latin texts studied; (2) become increasingly capable of posing productive research questions and carrying out independent research which builds a foundation for postgraduate study in ancient Latin language and literature and/or Latin humanism; (3) critically evaluate ancient and modern approaches to Latin language and literature; and (4) display highly developed analytical, problem-solving and communication skills.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) an end-of-semester examination; (2) a research essay; and (3) seminar participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Yasmin Haskell
Unit rules
enrolment in honours in Classics and Ancient History
CLAN3104 Latin 4
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.