Introduction to Latin Literature

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Latin Literature

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Classics, Latin, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Latin Literature: An Introduction is a first year module aiming to introduce freshers into the riches of the Latin literary tradition. It is designed in such a way as to cater primarily for the immediate needs of students coming up to University without any background knowledge of ancient literature and aims to offer a chronologically laid out, broad survey of periods, genres and best known authors of Roman literature.

    Teaching pattern: 10 x 2-hour lecture (weekly); 10 x 1-hour seminar (weekly)

    Assessment: coursework

    2 x essay of 2,000 words (100%, based on the higher of the two essay marks; failure to submit 2 essays will be penalized by capping module mark at 40%).

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