- Class Number 7103
- Term Code 3260
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Christopher Bishop
- Christopher Bishop
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 25/07/2022
- Class End Date 28/10/2022
- Census Date 31/08/2022
- Last Date to Enrol 01/08/2022
Students continue their study of Latin literature, culture, history and language through the close study of a single author, a genre, or a theme. The special topic for each course (one per semester) will be announced in the previous year. The class will read the prescribed text in class. Topics for discussion will emerge from the reading. There will be further tuition in and revision of the grammar and syntax of Latin.
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:
- Read significant passages of the ancient text(s) studied with the aid of a dictionary and a commentary.
- Demonstrate knowledge of specific grammatical concepts and core vocabulary relevant to the text(s).
- Demonstrate an understanding of the author(s)' literary style, compositional approach and/or rhetorical effects.
- Discuss the literary, historical and cultural contexts of the text(s) studied.
Whether you are on campus or studying remotely, there are a variety of online platforms you will use to participate in your study program. These could include videos for lectures and other instruction, two-way video conferencing for interactive learning, email and other messaging tools for communication, interactive web apps for formative and collaborative activities, print and/or photo/scan for handwritten work and drawings, and home-based assessment.
ANU outlines recommended student system requirements to ensure you are able to participate fully in your learning. Other information is also available about the various Learning Platforms you may use.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Reading: Satyrica, 26–28 Language Acquisition Exercises: Strategies for Reading Latin… Form and Function||Class reading and discussion Composition Exercises: Arch Composition|
|2||Reading: Satyrica, 28–31 Language Acquisition Exercises: Sequence of Events… Participles… Contraction of Verbs in the Perfect||Class reading and discussion Composition Exercises: Participles|
|3||Reading: Satyrica, 32–38 Language Acquisition Exercises: Arch Composition (Revisited)… Colloquium||Class reading and discussion Composition Exercises: Prepositional Clauses|
|4||Reading: Satyrica, 41–47 Language Acquisition Exercises: Relative Pronouns and Interrogatives... Comprehension… Colloquium (Veni Vidi Emi)||Class reading and discussion Composition Exercises: Interrogatives Annotated bibliography due 16:00 (4pm) Monday 15 August|
|5||Reading: Satyrica, 47–49 Language Acquisition Exercises: Sequence of Tenses||Class reading and discussion Composition Exercises: Impersonal Verbs Mid-semester Test (Thursday, in class)|
|6||Reading: Satyrica, 60–62 and Plato, Symposium (189a–193e) Language Acquisition Exercises: Conditions… Colloquium (Fabula Tabernae)||Class reading and discussion Composition Exercises: Relative with the Subjunctive|
|7||Reading: Satyrica, 64–65, 67 Language Acquisition Exercises: Third-person Reflexives… Intensives… Aenigmata||Class reading and discussion Composition Exercises: Indirect Questions 1000-word essay due 16:00 (4pm) Monday 19 September|
|8||Reading: Satyrica, 68–69, 70–71 Language Acquisition Exercises: Infinitives and Indirect Statements... The Historical Infinitive… Aenigmata (Revisited)||Class reading and discussion Composition Exercises: Indirect Statements|
|9||Reading: Satyrica, 72–73, 77–80 Language Acquisition Exercises: Purpose and Result Clauses Viewing: Federico Fellini (Dir.), Fellini Satyricon (1969) 22:30–40:30||Class reading and discussion Composition Exercises: Purpose and Result Clauses|
|10||Reading: Satyrica, 80–82, 85–86 Language Acquisition Exercises: Gerundives and Gerunds… The Passive Periphrastic… The Supine||Class reading and discussion Composition Exercises: Gerundives and Gerunds|
|11||Reading: Satyrica, 87, 97–98, 110–111 Language Acquisition Exercises: Fear Clauses||Class reading and discussion In-class Performances Composition Exercises: Verbs of Fearing|
|12||Reading: Satyrica, 111–112, 129–130 Language Acquisition Exercises: Independent Uses of the Subjunctive||Class reading and discussion Composition Exercises: Poetry 2000-word essay due 16:00 (4pm) Monday 24 October|
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|Assessment task||Value||Learning Outcomes|
|Composition Exercises||20 %||1,2,3,4|
|Mid-semester Test||15 %||1,2,3,4|
|Final Examination||45 %||1,2,3,4|
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Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
The final assessment for the course will be a three-hour examination, during the examination period. Any work covered during the semester is eligible to be included in the examination. No reference materials are permitted. A more detailed account of the format of the examination paper will be given by week 12.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Up to 30% (and not less than 10%) of your overall assessment for this iteration of LATN3125 will come from exercises in Latin composition (up to 12 in all). We will work together in class on some preliminary exercises in week 1, after which all assessable exercises will be completed online. Composition exercises will open each week and close one week later. Results for the online composition exercises will be posted immediately upon closing.
Value: 4 exercises 10% OR 8 exercises 20% OR 12 exercises 30%
(OPTIONAL) — STUDENT PERFORMANCES
As much as 10% (but as little as 0%) of your overall assessment for this iteration of LATN3125 can come from a performance — a sophisticated live or recorded interpretation of our text. Live performances should last for at least 5 minutes, recorded performances should last for at least 10 minutes, and students can also work together to produce more complex performances. You will be expected to be ready to perform for the class by week 11, and a written self-reflection of your performance (500 words) should be submitted by the end of week 12. Criteria for the assessment of performances will be discussed in more detail during the semester.
Value: 0% OR 10%
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Up to 30% (and not less than 10%) of your overall assessment for this iteration of LATN3125 will come from assessment items demonstrating your skills in written analysis. You may choose from the following options.
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY: an annotated bibliography of approximately 1,000 words (excluding bibliographical data... 10% leeway granted) is to be completed in preparation for one of the essay topics detailed below. This assessment item will consist of notes pertaining to at least 4 but no more than 8 sources. You will be assessed on the correctness of your bibliographical data, the breadth of your research, and the quality of your bibliographical analysis. This item will be due (via Turnitin) no later than 16:00 (4pm) Monday 15 August 2022 (week 4) and results will be posted on Wattle by 17:00 (5pm) Friday 2 September 2022 (week 6).
NB. Students choosing to submit an annotated bibliography as part of their assessment package must also submit an essay as part of their assessment package.
SHORT ESSAY: an essay of approximately 1,000 words (this word length excludes long quotations, footnotes and bibliography... 10% leeway granted) is to be completed on one of the following four questions (only):
- Explain the historical context of Petronius’ Satyrica.
- Discuss the life of Petronius and his role in the imperial court.
- To what extent can we read the Satyrica of Petronius as a critique of Nero’s rule?
- What is the significance of Eumolpus’ poetry regarding the history of Rome? What point is the author trying to make with it and the monologue that leads up to it?
You will be assessed on the degree to which you have based your work on ancient sources, the skill with which you handle those ancient sources and critically examine modern arguments, your ability to engage with the topic yourself rather than relying solely on the judgments of others, your ability to write clearly and concisely, and your thoroughness in citing sources (both ancient and modern). This essay will be due (via Turnitin) no later than 16:00 (4pm) Monday 19 September 2022 (week 7) and results will be posted on Wattle by 17:00 (5pm) Friday 7 October 2022 (week 9).
LONG ESSAY: an essay of approximately 2,000 words (this word length excludes long quotations, footnotes and bibliography... 10% leeway granted) is to be completed on one of the following four questions (only):
- Discuss the role of women in the Satyrica of Petronius.
- To what extent does the Satyrica of Petronius allow modern audiences to engage with the lives of freed slaves in early Imperial Italy?
- What are we to make of Petronius’ depiction of sexuality in the Satyrica — does the novel mock a heteronormative world?
- Was Petronius an artist or a moralist?
You will be assessed on the degree to which you have based your work on ancient sources, the skill with which you handle those ancient sources and critically examine modern arguments, your ability to engage with the topic yourself rather than relying solely on the judgments of others, your ability to write clearly and concisely, and your thoroughness in citing sources (both ancient and modern). This essay will be due (via Turnitin) no later than 16:00 (4pm) Monday 24 October 2022 (week 12) and results will be posted on Wattle by 17:00 (5pm) Friday 4 November 2022.
Value(s): Annotated bibliography (1000 words) 10% AND/OR short essay (1000 words) 10% AND/OR long essay (2000 words) 20%
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Up to 15% (and not less than 10%) of your overall assessment for this iteration of LATN3125 will come from a mid-semester test conducted in week 5.
The compulsory section of the mid-semester test (worth 10% of your overall assessment) will be conducted in-class on Thursday 25 August 2022. It will take 40 minutes to complete. Further details regarding this part of the test will be discussed in class during the first few weeks of semester.
An additional "open-book" AP-style question (worth 5% of your overall assessment) will go live later that day (following the in-class test). The on-line question will be a "free navigation" test so that you can move backwards and forwards through it, but you will not be able close the test and resume. Once you begin this test you will have 20 minutes in which to complete it. At the end of those 20 minutes, all opened tests will be submitted automatically. At 4pm on Monday 29 August 2022 all tests (including incomplete and unattempted tests) will also be submitted automatically. Further instruction on this test will also be given in class.
Value: 10% (in-class test only) OR 15% (in-class test plus on-line "open-book" question)
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
The Final Examination for the course will go live at 8am on Monday 7 November (2022) and remain available until 4pm on Friday 11 November (2022). It will be a "free navigation" exam so you can move backwards and forwards through the questions, but you cannot close the exam and resume it.
You will be able to choose either a three-hour exam (worth 45% of your overall assessment), or a two-hour exam (worth 30% of your overall assessment). At the end of the allocated time, all opened exams will be submitted automatically. At 4pm on Friday 11 November all exams (including incomplete and unattempted tests) will also be submitted automatically. Further instruction on this exam will be given in class.
Value: 30% (2-hour examination) OR 45% (3-hour examination)
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