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LT4209 Latin Historical Writing

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
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.

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.
UG Anti-requisite(s):CL4405

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2 x 1-hour seminars and 1 coursework consultation hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 22
  • Guided independent study: 278

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 R Rees
Module teaching staff:Team taught