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Latin 5 (CLAS30013)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeCLAS30013
Semester 1
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This subject is designed for students who commenced the Latin stream with no prior knowledge of the language and have completed Latin 1, Latin 2, Latin 3, and 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 and to communicate that analysis clearly and concisely;

Last updated: 10 August 2019