The Latin World: Ancient, Medieval and Modern

Module code: HS2027

The Latin world is deeply ingrained within our own culture and language, and this module explores how this came to be. During your studies you'll recognise the importance of Latin language and literature for the intellectual, historical and literary traditions of European culture as well as its far reaching effects.

This module is designed to teach Latin from scratch, so no prior knowledge of the language is necessary. Teaching is divided into language classes and seminars where you’ll be learning about grammar, and translating simple texts. A range of texts will be explored from classical Latin to Renaissance and the use of Latin in the 20th century. Unconventional sources like coins, graffiti and inscriptions will be examined too.

During this module you'll investigate our language's Latin roots, and cultivate a broad knowledge through reading mythology, geography and texts on science, magic and humour.

Learning

  • 22 hours of lectures
  • 128 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Source commentary (30%)
  • Thematic essay (70%)