CLAS245-20S2 (A) Semester Two 2020 (The Arts Centre Christchurch)

Intermediate Latin Authors B

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020


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.

Learning Outcomes

1. A better understanding of Latin
2. Ability to read key texts of Latin literature
3. A better grasp of grammatical and stylistic components of texts  
4. The development of a critically-informed approach to Latin literature in its broader cultural context

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


CLAS244, or
subject to approval of the Head of Department.



Timetable Note

Classes will be held at the City Campus in the Arts Centre, 3 Hereford Street.

Course Coordinator

Enrica Sciarrino


Patrick O'Sullivan


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

Please check the course LEARN page for further details and updates.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $777.00

International fee $3,375.00

* 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.

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