Latin

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Overview

Latin is one of the oldest languages in the western world, and many modern European languages such as Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French and English share their origins with this ancient language. An understanding of Latin thus greatly improves one’s command of spelling and grammar of English as well as of these other European languages.

Studying Latin investigates social and political concepts as well as the society and culture of Ancient Rome, whose political and legal institutions have profoundly influenced the modern world today.

With Latin still widely used in modern terminology, students intending on medicine, linguistics, science or law careers will benefit from knowledge of the Latin language.

Students will also find studying this subject especially useful for postgraduate studies in Classics.

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School of Humanities and Creative Arts

Phone +64 3 369 3377
Email artsdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz

Location
Arts Centre, 3 Hereford St
Christchurch 8013

Postal address
College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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