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LT4209   Latin Historical Writing

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 11.00 am - 12.00 noon Tue and Fri

This module studies the origins and development of Roman historical writing from the beginnings to the early second century AD. Selected works of Roman historians, and writings about historiography, will be read in Latin. The sources of Roman knowledge of the past, and the influence of Greek historical writing, will be studied, as well as the development of the Roman historiographical tradition, and the styles and techniques of individual writers.

Relationship to other modules

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. "

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take CL4405

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 x 1-hour seminars and 1 coursework consultation hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 278

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 40%, Coursework = 60% (commentary and essay tasks, 45%, class test 15%)

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 55%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 45%

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


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