More reading in Latin ADED11812

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This 5-week course offers students who have basic reading skills in Latin the chance to explore key works of Latin literature in the original. Each week, a new text will be studied, allowing students to continue developing their grammatical knowledge and broadening their experience of Latin literature and language. All texts will be presented in their cultural context, and will include excerpts from Virgil's Aeneid and Ovid's Metamorphoses.


Block 1

Weeks 1-5

2 hours per week for 5 weeks

Saturdays, 10.00-12.00

Requirements of Entry

It is recommended that students have successfully completed 'Introduction to Latin' and, ideally, 'Continuing Latin' (or similar courses).

Excluded Courses






Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. Where, exceptionally, reassessment on Honours courses is required to satisfy professional/accreditation requirements, only the overall course grade achieved at the first attempt will contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ develop students' knowledge of Latin by reading a selection of works of Latin literature

■ sharpen students' translation skills

■ present texts in their cultural context.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ demonstrate familiarity with a range of texts in Latin

■ translate excerpts of poetry and prose

■ discuss the significance of key works of Latin literature within their cultural context.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.