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LT4210   Latin Didactic Poetry

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 10.00 am - 12.00 noon Thu

This module examines the development of one of the major genres of Classical Latin poetry during the late Republic and early Empire, with due consideration of the Hellenistic and archaic Greek background. A selection of epics will be studied with particular attention to their literary form and background, to the didactic poet's message, and to his self-presentation as an authority and teacher.

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. "

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%, 1 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 E R G Gee
Module teaching staff: Team taught