A Level Latin
- Week 1: 27 March – 31 March
- Week 2: 3 April – 7 April
- Week 3: 10 April – 14 April
Length of Course
Subject to requirement.
Tuition in this subject is available for all the modules on the syllabus. The subject is taught on an individual basis or in small groups and students must phone to discuss their requirements before completing a registration form.
The course will consist of intensive coverage of the two set texts and of practice in translating unseen Latin passages. As for the literature, tuition will concentrate on translation, stylistic assessment and exploring themes and characters of:
Cicero, Pro Cluentio, 1–7, 10–11 & 27–32, 35–37 (9–18, 43–61, 181–185 in English)
Tacitus, Annals 4, 7–12, 39–41 & 52–54, 57–60, 67–71, 74–75 (Annals 4 7–12, 17–20, 39–41 & Annals 5 1–5 in English)
Virgil, Aeneid Book 12 1–106, 614–727 & 728–952 (whole of book 12 in English)
Catullus, poems 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 17, 40, 70, 76, 85, 88, 89, 91, 107 & poems 1, 34, 62 & 64 lines 124–264 (poems 61, 63, and rest of 64 in English)
You must clearly state which texts are required at time of booking.
Where the language is concerned, unseen passages from Cicero’s dialogues and courtroom speeches will be translated in class and the grammar and syntax of these analysed in detail. Practice in Latin prose composition will also be offered if it is required.
Cicero Pro Cluentio: A Selection with introduction, commentary notes and vocabulary by Matthew Barr
Tacitus Annals IV: A Selection with introduction, commentary notes and vocabulary by Robert Cromarty
Virgil Aeneid XII: A Selection with introduction, commentary notes and vocabulary by James Burbidge
Catullus: A Selection of Poems with introduction, commentary notes and vocabulary by John Godwin
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