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LT4213   Roman Satire

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

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

Planned timetable: TBC

This module explores the emergence and evolution of Roman Satire. Its core texts are selected Satires by Horace, Persius and Juvenal, but it also examines the beginnings of Roman Satire in the second century BCE, and takes in other, later Roman satirists along the way. Close reading of the primary texts forms a key component of the module, but we also home in on some of the recurring themes of Roman satire so that students can compare the approaches of different authors and analyse the development of the genre over time. Broader issues are also tackled, such as the purpose of satire (was it always moralistic?) and the relationship between satirical writing and society.

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: 1 x 2-hour seminar.

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 A R Konig
Module teaching staff: Dr Alice K├Ânig
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