• 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, European Languages, History, Latin
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Caillan Davenport
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2024
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This course introduces students to the study of Latin. It consists of a series of carefully graded readings drawn (for the most part in modified form) from the writers of the Roman world, especially Plautus. As students work through these readings they are introduced to the fundamental grammatical principles that underpin Latin and to a basic working vocabulary in Latin.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. recognise and translate around 30% of the morphological forms and grammatical structures found in Latin texts;
  2. recognise and classify a range of different parts of speech;
  3. read and translate at sight passages of Latin containing a limited range of grammatical structures and a basic foundational vocabulary; and
  4. read and translate a greater range of passages in Latin with the aid of a dictionary and/or grammatical reference.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Class Participation (ongoing) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Homework Assignments (approx. 1000 words total) (30) [LO 1,2,4]
  3. Progress Test (30 minutes) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Mid-Semester Test (45 minutes) (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  5. Final Exam (2 hours) (35) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 48 hours of contact in language tutorials over 12 weeks, and

b) 82 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with CLAS1001, CLAS2011, LATN1102. This class is for complete beginners. Students who have studied Latin to Year 12 level should enrol in LATN3125. If you are in any doubt, please consult the convenors.

Prescribed Texts

Peter Jones and Keith Sidwell (eds), Reading Latin. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Volume 1: Text. Volume 2: Grammar and Exercises. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2016.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $4080
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $5280
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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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
4120 19 Feb 2024 26 Feb 2024 05 Apr 2024 24 May 2024 In Person View

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