Course title:
Literature: Virgil - 'The Aeneid' with Dr Tim Hammond
Tutor:
Timothy Hammond
Course ID:
C3532664
Start date:
05/11/2021
End date:
10/12/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Fri 05 Nov 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Fri 12 Nov 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Fri 19 Nov 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Fri 26 Nov 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Fri 03 Dec 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Fri 10 Dec 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Total sessions: 6
Total number of classroom hours: 9
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 9
Date
Fri 05 Nov 2021
Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Fri 12 Nov 2021
Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Fri 19 Nov 2021
Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Fri 26 Nov 2021
Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Fri 03 Dec 2021
Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Fri 10 Dec 2021
Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Total sessions:
6
Total number of classroom hours:
9
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
9
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£28.80 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
Other

This course is likely, but not exclusively to appeal to students with some prior interest in Literature, Classical Studies, History or Art History.

Other

This course is likely, but not exclusively to appeal to students with some prior interest in Literature, Classical Studies, History or Art History.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
A list of recommended, accessible translations of the Aeneid and other suggestions for optional reading will be posted on the WEA's Canvas Virtual Learning Environment, accessible to registered students.
Course aim:
To make accessible to readers of English, perhaps the greatest work of Roman literature, Virgil's epic poem, the Aeneid; and to to demonstrate how and why the work appealed not just to Romans of the time but to other cultures down to the present.
Course description:
This course is an introduction to Virgil's Aeneid, his epic poem about the mythical Aeneas, the refugee from the Trojan war who founds Rome. Written during the reign of the emperor Augustus, it has been translated many times and served subsequently as the basis for countless works of Western art. Each session will each week take the form of a survey of a part of the poem's content (its story, characters and themes etc.); and its context, the relationship of the work to the world around it, historical events, key ideas and other works of art. Students will have the option of reading, in sequence, two books of the poem's twelve books in preparation for each week's session. Special attention will be paid to the history of translations of the Aeneid out of Latin and into other languages, especially English. The course will put the poem in its Roman context but will also be concerned about how the poem has been understood in different times and places down to the present day.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Provide an outline of the key narrative events of the Aeneid.
2. Recognise the way that the Aeneid reflects aspects of the culture of the Roman Empire under Augustus and that later translations of the Aeneid similarly reflect the cultures of other people living in different places at different times.
3. Carry out simple analysis of the language of the English text.
4. Discriminate – in basic terms – between different English translations of the Aeneid.
5. Participate in and make informed contributions to discussions about the meaning and value of The Aeneid from a personal perspective.
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit: www.wea.org.uk/help

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit www.wea.org.uk/help

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What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

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