LAN204: Classical Latin IV (Intermediate)


LAN204: Classical Latin IV (Intermediate)

Key details

Accredited towardsDiploma of Classical Languages
Unit typeElective unit
Credit points6
Indicative contact hours3 hours per week
PrerequisitesSee below
Offered inSemester 2
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This unit consolidates and builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in previous units. In this unit, if they have not already done so, students complete the formal study of the Latin language. Students are guided to apply the knowledge acquired throughout the course in the reading of longer extracts from Latin authors of prose and verse. Students learn how to read Latin poetry with attention to the metre.


Learning outcomes

On completion of the unit students will have:

  1. An understanding of the concepts of Latin grammar covered in this unit.
  2. A deeper understanding of the material covered in previous units.
  3. Knowledge of Latin vocabulary and grammar, including syntax, appropriate to this level and knowledge of the fundamental principles of Latin prosody.
  4. An understanding of the problems connected with the study of ancient languages.
  5. The ability to participate effectively and confidently in group work and practical exercises in tutorials.



Students may enrol in LAN204 if they have completed LAN203. Otherwise they may only enrol if they have a sufficiently advanced, and demonstrable, knowledge of Latin sufficient for this unit.



Interested in other Latin units?

LAN101: Classical Latin I
LAN102: Classical Latin II
LAN203: Classical Latin III
LAN204: Classical Latin IV
LAN301: Language and Culture in Republican Rome
LAN302: Pagans and Christians from Augustus to Augustine
LAN305: The Eternal City from Paganism to Christianity
LAN311: Virgil
LAN312: Cicero



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