CLAS245-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

Intermediate Latin Authors B

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2019
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 26 July 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 September 2019


Continued study of selected Latin texts and unseen passages, with emphasis on the development of knowledge of the language.

In this class we will devote two days to translation of prepared text and one day to unseen texts. All assigned readings are to be prepared in advance. Students will be asked to translate passages from the assignment in class. Students are encouraged to ask questions and are welcome to ask for assistance on any special problems in the text.

In Aeneid 2 Virgil, through Aeneas, relates the gripping tale of the ruse of the wooden horse and the eventual sack of Troy to his Carthaginian hosts. The Romans' Trojan ancestry was an important aspect of Roman identity generally and in particular for several aristocratic gentes. The events of Book 2 reveal Aeneas in his role as Trojan prince and hero, and simultaneously set out the impetus and reasons for his wanderings and the need to found a new "Troy" (ultimately Rome) in Italy. It is worth learning Latin just to read this book.


CLAS244. Students without the prerequisite but with previous experience in the language may be admitted to the course at the discretion of the Programme Coordinator.



Course Coordinator

For further information see Humanities Head of Department


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Tests 40% 3 languages tests at 20% each (test mark with lowest score discarded)
Translation and Comprehension 60% One translation and comprehension exercise

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $761.00

International fee $3,188.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Humanities .

All CLAS245 Occurrences

  • CLAS245-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019