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Latin 6 (CLAS20026)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeCLAS20026
Semester 2
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 5. Students examine the genre of lyric poetry through study of the Odes of Horace. The subject will address the key elements of lyric style, the nature of the first person lyric persona, the key themes of the lyric text, and the involvement of the text with contemporary political and social ideology. 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 able to read Roman lyric, identify its stylistic features, and analyse its central themes and relationship to conventional Roman culture.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this subject should:

  • be familiar with the style of Roman lyric;
  • 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 lyric.

Last updated: 18 July 2019