This course introduces students to the study of classical Latin and to the work of the Roman comic writer Plautus, whose plays had a profound influence on the comic writing of Shakespeare and Moliere. The course consists of a series of carefully graded readings from there of Plautus' plays. As students work through these readings they become acquainted with the Roman comic tradition and, at the same time, they are introduced to the fundamental principles that underpin Latin and to a working vocabulary.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
By the end of the semester students will have encountered approximately 50% of the grammar and syntax required for fluent reading of Latin texts (1). The vocabulary they have learned (2) will enable them to cope with simple passages of Latin with the aid of a dictionary (3).
Final three-hour examination (50%, LO 1, 2), tests (25%, LO 1, 2) and exercises done throughout the semester (25%, LO 3).
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Four one-hour meetings and six hours of associated study time per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Jones, PV & Sidwell, KC, Reading Latin, (2 vols) Cambridge UP
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1269||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|