Classical Latin


Classical Latin

Classical Latin is offered at Campion College as part of the Diploma of Classical Languages.

Individuals who do not wish to enrol in a full course may enrol in single units as a non-award (for academic credit) or auditing student.


For those studying the Diploma, no previous study is assumed for beginners. In the introductory and intermediate units, students cover all the aspects of grammar and vocabulary that are required to enable them to read Classical texts in the original language in the advanced units. Authors include: Vergil, Cicero, Horace and Augustine.


Latin units on offer

LAN101: Classical Latin I (Introductory)
The unit introduces students to the grammatical concepts and categories of the Latin language.

LAN102: Classical Latin II (Introductory)
LAN102 is the continuation of LAN101. Students continue the study of Latin grammar and syntax, learning more complicated constructions.

LAN203: Classical Latin III (Intermediate)
This unit consolidates and builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in previous units. Students study the more advanced constructions in Latin.

LAN204: Classical Latin IV (Intermediate)
Students are guided to apply the knowledge acquired throughout the course in the reading of longer extracts from Latin authors of prose and verse.

LAN301: Language and Culture in Late Republican Rome
This unit focuses on the Latin language within the context of the literary tradition of Ancient Rome, including texts of Sallust, Cicero and Catullus.

LAN302: Pagans and Christians from Augustus to Augustine
This unit explores the evolution of the Latin language through the reading and translation of texts from the Age of Augustus to Augustine. Click here for the unit outline.

LAN305: The Eternal City from Paganism to Christianity
In this unit students read texts which relate to the physical remains of the city of ancient Rome. When the unit is taught in Rome, there will be field excursions to relevant sites as well as instruction in the classroom.

LAN311: Virgil
In this unit students read selected portions of the poems of Virgil (70-19 BC), in Latin. They also read widely in English in his works as a whole, especially the Aeneid.

LAN312: Cicero
In this unit students read in Latin a selected portion from a major work in one of these genres: speeches, works on rhetoric, philosophy, letters.


Typical unit sequence

Pre req: LAN101
Pre req: LAN102
Pre req: LAN203
Pre req: LAN204
Pre req: LAN204

Advanced track

Pre req: LAN204
Pre req: LAN204
Pre req: LAN301 or LAN302
Pre req: LAN301 or LAN302



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