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CL1005   Images of Augustan Rome

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 7

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 12.00 noon

This module studies a range of literary works that were written during the lifetime of the first emperor, Augustus (late first century BCE to early first century CE), and that react in different ways to the new regime that he established. This was a time of enormous changes within Roman politics, art and society; it was also one of the most creative periods of Latin literature, with important works by authors like Virgil, Ovid, Horace and Livy which have had an enormous influence over later European culture. A central theme of the module is the development of the architecture and public art of the city of Rome during this period, and the different ways in which the city features in the literature of the time. The module is complementary to CL1004, and is meant both for students who intend to take Honours Classical Studies or Ancient History and for those who want a general survey of these aspects of Greco-Roman legacy.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 34 lectures and 6 tutorials across the semester.

Scheduled learning hours: 36

Guided independent study hours: 164

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Team taught