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LT4201 Roman Epic

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:11.00 am - 1.00 pm Thu

Selected portions from a range of Latin epics are studied in this module. Topics covered will include the influence of Greek epic upon the Latin writers, and the development of epic in the century after Virgil. Close attention will be paid to each poet's handling of themes and narrative structure, to his exploitation of the tradition, and to his style.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for all Classics and Latin Degrees and Greek (Single and Joint, but excluding Three subject) Degrees

UG Pre-requisite(s):40 credits from LT2001, LT2002, LT2003, LT2004, including one pass at 11 or better, or a pass in LT3018, or evidence of equivalent linguistic achievement.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:Induction in Orientation Week then 1 x 2-hour seminar and 1 coursework consultation hour each week.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 20
  • Guided independent study: 280

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 55%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 45%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 40%, Coursework = 60% (commentary and essay tasks, 45%, class test, 15%)
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr E Buckley
Module teaching staff:Team taught