When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Giulia Donelli
  • Course Code W21LUSK06A

What you will learn

Join us as we deepen our understanding of Latin language and Roman civilisation by reading and analysing selected poetry and prose from the early imperial period. We shall practise translation from and into Latin, discuss features of the literature and culture of the time, and explore the impact of Roman civilisation on the modern world.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Analyse and translate longer, unadapted prose from Latin to English, including works by Caesar, Cicero and Sallust
  • Translate longer, unadapted verse from Latin to English, including poetry by Horace and Virgil
  • Understand the socio-political and cultural context of Latin literature and Roman culture in the early Imperial period
  • Understand key aspects of Roman Imperial history
  • Construct more elaborate sentences in Latin, applying a range of grammar rules


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Classes will be held online. During our classes, you will be working in groups and pairs, participating in class discussions; following presentations; taking notes; translating from Latin to English and from English to Latin.

    Entry requirements

    This course is suitable for advanced beginners and intermediate students: you should have completed Latin Stages 1 or equivalent.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Regular work is given to be done at home to support and consolidate your learning. You should therefore dedicate some time for this on a weekly basis. The tutor uses Moodle (the virtual learning environment) to post material from the lesson and help you prepare for forthcoming lessons. It is important that you have access to a computer for the duration of the course and that you consult Moodle at least once a week. There is free computer access in the college library. The course will be delivered online. It is important that you have access to a computer for the duration of the course.

    What you need

    If required, a course book will be negotiated at the start of term. Please bring to each session pen and notebook and your own device to access an online Latin dictionary, or a hard copy of a Latin dictionary.

    What you can do next

    Your tutor will advise you