Latin Intermediate - Discovering Latin Authors
Start date: 22nd Sep 2021
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Duration: 10 weeks
Tutor: Jim Carter
Course code: AU21136
Please note students must have two years of recent learning of latin.
This course is for:
- Anyone who would like to review and develop their recent learning to understand more complex narratives.
- Anyone who wants to progress their learning, beginning to read Latin authors for pleasure
- Anyone who wants to exercise their brain with a little more challenge.
- Anyone who has studied the Cambridge Latin course, books 2 – 3+, or similar development (The areas these books cover is immediately accessible for reference, and can be reviewed and practised, online, without the need to buy any of the books).
For the first session students will need:
- Something to write with and on; paper and pencil are fine
- In addition to the Reading Latin book that we have used, and from which excerpts will be taken, the course will start looking at other notable authors of the time, starting with the poems of Catullus, by popular request (books TBC). We recap the material from the Cambridge Latin course with regular review and practice of the grammar, structures and vocabulary from the online version of the books. At an appropriate stage we may incorporate, by agreement, other sources suitable to the direction and pace of the group.
This course aims to:
- Build on a confident basic level of Latin via a well-structured coursebook that invites further, independent exploration.
The course will cover:
- A recap, in stages, of the grammar features encountered in the earlier chapters of the course, plus…
- The more advanced language features, constructions and vocabulary to enable a moderated introduction to selected texts from original Latin authors.
By the end of the course:
Learners will be able to read extended narratives and make guided steps into classical authors’ original works.