Intermediate Latin

This course continues the study of the Latin language for those students who have completed Beginner’s Latin or an equivalent course (e.g. GCSE Latin). The course will cover the grammatical constructions covered in Sections 4 and 5 of Jones and Sidwell’s Reading Latin textbook, and aims to prepare you to confidently translate and understand literary Latin texts in both prose and verse. You will practise Latin grammar through translation exercises both from Latin into English and from English into Latin, and will additionally (in the second term) undertake a close reading of selected portions of an unadapted literary text, the second book of Virgil’s Aeneid.

Essential books

  • P. Jones and K. Sidwell (1986), Reading Latin (Cambridge - two volumes, both essential).
  • R. H. Jordan (1999), Virgil: Aeneid II (London).

Suggested reference books

  • B. Kennedy, The Revised Latin Primer.
  • J. Morwood (1999), A Latin Grammar (Oxford).

This short course can be taken as a stand-alone course or it may be available as part of a Certificate of Higher Education.

30 credits at level 4

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First class: Thu 12-Oct-17 6pm-8pm

Class location Central London
Class code SSHC324S4AAA

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