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CL4455   Roman Praise

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Available to General Degree students with the permission of the Honours Adviser

Planned timetable: TBC

This module considers Roman praise-giving in a variety of contexts - educational, familial, legal, social, religious, political - over a large timescale (from the late Republic to the fifth century). The module is designed both to plot changes in Roman praise-culture over time and to identify the key functions of praise in Roman society, from infancy to death. A regular comparandum will be Greek praise, via/against which Roman praise contributed to a sense of Roman cultural identity. Many primary texts in translation, in verse and prose and across several genres, will be read.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): As stated in the school of classics undergraduate handbook

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Induction meeting in Orientation Week followed by 2 hours of lectures and seminars, and 1 coursework consultation hour per week.

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 278

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50% (2 source criticisms, 20%; 1 essay, 30%)

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

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

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr R D Rees
Module teaching staff: Dr R Rees