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Latin 4 (CLAS10014)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeCLAS10014
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

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, Lucan's Bellum Civile, or Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura. In addition, work is undertaken on grammar and syntax to revise, consolidate and extend students’ knowledge of the language. Depending on the text being taught, students will explore the themes and content of epic, such as warfare, empire, heroic culture, ethnic identity and masculinity, the value of poetry for philosophical expression, 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.

Intended learning outcomes

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.

Eligibility and requirements



Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
CLAS20021 Intensive Beginners Latin
Summer Term
CLAS30004 Intensive Beginners Latin
Summer Term
CLAS10007 Latin 2
Summer Term
Semester 2



Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
CLAS20031 Latin 4
Semester 2

Recommended background knowledge

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
CLAS10012 Latin 3
Semester 1

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


Additional details

  • Weekly tutorial exercises, equivalent to 1200 words, due each week throughout the semester (30%)
  • an assessment test equivalent to 1000 words, held at the end of semester (30%)
  • an 1800-word essay due during the end of semester examination period (40%)

Hurdle Requirement:

  • Students are required to attend a minimum of 75% of classes in order to pass this subject.
  • All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    CoordinatorParshia Lee-Stecum
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours36 hours - 1 x 1 hour lecture and 2 x 1 hour tutorials per week
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Additional delivery details

Students enrolling in this subject must have a study score of at least 25 in VCE Latin or a pass in one of the pre-requisite subjects listed below.

Further information

Last updated: 11 October 2019