Classical and Post-classical Latin

Module code: AH2027

The Latin language and its literature are an important part of the intellectual, historical and literary traditions of world culture. This module explores the changing importance of Latin, from its emergence as a literary language in the Roman Republic to the present day. Seminars explore the different roles played by Latin in politics, education, religion and literature. 

Topics covered:

  • Latin and Empire 
  • Latin Epic
  • Historical writing 
  • Geography and Maps
  • Pastoral and Elegy
  • Education
  • Satire