• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Latin
  • Areas of interest Classics and Ancient History
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Greta Hawes
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2016
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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.

Learning Outcomes

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).

Indicative Assessment

To ensure that students understand the grammatical principles that they are learning, and that they can apply them, they will complete a number of short exercises in class and a weekly assignment for assessment (30%, LO 1,3). A brief weekly test (10%, LO 2) will monitor acquisition of vocabulary. A mid-semester test (15%, LO 1, 2) and a final three-hour examination (45%, LO 1, 2, 3) will monitor progress.

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Four one-hour meetings and six hours of associated study time per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed CLAS6001. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LATN1102. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

P. Jones and K. Sidwell, Reading Latin 2 vols (CUP, 1985)



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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7225 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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