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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.
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.
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.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
H. Gould and J. Whitely;
Virgil, Aeneid 8;
Bristol Classics, 1979.
Domestic fee $746.00
International fee $3,038.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
Humanities and Creative Arts.