Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
The Department Board
Fulfilment of the requirements for a Bachelor's degree with Latin as the main field of study.
The course is given as a module in the Master's Programme in languages and as an independent course.
The course intends to provide advanced knowledge about the Latin prose from the last decades of the Roman republic and the first 200 years of the Empire (ca. 100 B.C.-ca. 200 A.D). After completed education, the student is expected to
- have a good knowledge of and be able to describe the creation of standards for prose literary language as well as the main features of the contemporary discussion on the subject; - have a good knowledge of the major linguistic changes over the current 300 years; - have a good knowledge of history of literature and be able to describe the prose literature, the conserved as well as the non-preserved, under the current 300 years; - have a good knowledge of and be able to account for the studied authors' life and literary production in view of the contemporary historical and cultural development.
Study of about 200 pages of text that is chosen in consultation with examiner. Of these should about 80 be constituted by a philosophic or rhetorical text and of a speech by Cicero, while the remaining about 120 the sides should be brought from e g Sallust, Tacitus, Seneca the Younger and Apuleius. The texts are studied from the point of view of language history as well as from the point of view of political and literary history.
Teaching is given in case of resources. In other respects, the literature is read alone by means of commentaries.
Examination takes place through an oral test at the end of the module. For students who have not passed in regular test, a re-examination session is organised within reasonable time after the first. Student who has failed certain test three times has the right to obtain either other examiner or other examination format.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.
This course overlaps with the course 5LA804 Classical Roman prose and cannot be used in the same degree.