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Latin 5 (CLAS20030)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeCLAS20030
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

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.

Intended learning outcomes

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.

Eligibility and requirements


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
CLAS10012 Latin 3
Semester 1
CLAS20029 Latin 3
Semester 1
CLAS20031 Latin 4
Semester 2
CLAS10014 Latin 4
Semester 2



Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
CLAS30013 Latin 5
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

  • Linguistic analysis, equivalent to 750 words, due during semester in a week selected by the student in consultation with the lecturer (25%);
  • a textual analysis presentation, equivalent to 500 words, due in Week 8 of semester (10%);
  • an assessment test equivalent to 1000 words, due at the end of semester (30%);
  • a 1750-word essay held in the end of semester examination period (35%).

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 1
    Principal coordinatorAndrew Turner
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours36 hours - 1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 2 hour seminar per week for 12 weeks
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 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, or an approved equivalent:

Further information

Last updated: 11 October 2019