• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Latin
  • Areas of interest Classics and Ancient History

This course continues the study of Latin grammar through readings from the Latin prose authors Cicero and Sallust. A series of adapted readings from Cicero's speeches against Verres, the corrupt governor of Sicily, and from Sallust's account of Catiline's unsuccessful conspiracy to overthrow the state, introduces students to the history of the late Roman Republic and a number of its interesting personalities. As students work through the readings they are introduced to the more advanced grammatical principles that underpin complex Latin sentences and they expand their working vocabulary.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Recognize and translate most morphological forms and grammatical structures found in Latin texts.
  2. Read and translate at sight passages of Latin containing a broad range of grammatical structures and a limited range of vocabulary.
  3. Read and translate a greater range of passages in Latin with the aid of a dictionary and/or grammatical reference.

Indicative Assessment

Weekly exercises  (25%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3]

Weekly five-minute tests (10%) [Learning Outcome 1, 2]

Class participation (10%) [Learning Outcome 1, 2, 3]

45-minute mid-semester test (15%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2]

Final three-hour examination (40%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact in language classes.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed LATN1102 or LATN2119. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LATN6101.

Prescribed Texts

Reading Latin 2 vols (CUP, 1986)

Assumed Knowledge

Assumed knowledge of LATN1102; no other skills required.




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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
2017 $2856
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4080
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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2053 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A

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