Advanced Latin (Face to Face in Bishopthorpe, York)

Ref: C3680131

Come and translate Latin in a friendly, supportive and stimulating group. We shall read a mixture of prose and verse texts. All students will have plenty of opportunities to translate, discuss and benefit from the wide range of insights provided by all the members of the class. Wherever possible we will consider the impact of Latin literature on modern European society and culture and its links to modern debates. Discussions are also intended to enable students to gain more from their own visits to museums and classical sites. Students will be invited to prepare some translation at home as well as translating unseen in class but the atmosphere is always relaxed and students can set their own pace for independent work. This course is for anyone who is confident with Latin and who wishes to gain first-hand experience of some of Europe's finest literature and its continued fascination for people today.

Course aim

To promote enjoyment of reading classical Latin literature and to enable students to become independent readers of Latin

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This is an advanced course for students with experience and skills in this subject

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • translate Latin poetry and comment on its genre and artistry with reference to at least one text
  • translate Latin prose and comment on its genre and artistry with reference to at least one text
  • set Latin literature in the context of the world in which it was written
  • relate Latin literature to contemporary ideas and culture

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

All texts will be provided but you will find that having your own dictionary and grammar will be very useful

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Advanced Latin (Face to Face in Bishopthorpe, York)

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

Visa Credit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Debit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Electron payments supported by RBS WorldPay Mastercard payments supported by RBS WorldPay Maestro payments supported by RBS WorldPay JCB payments supported by RBS WorldPay Solo payments supported by RBS WorldPay
RBS WorldPay Payments Processing