Module Identifier CL31320  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Telfryn Pritchard  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Lecture   24 lectures / seminars / tutorials  
Assessment Essay   2 essays (3,000 words each)   100%  

Brief description

The module focuses on a variety of genres and authors representative of the turbulent world of Rome at the end of the Republic. Texts to be read include selections from Cicero's speeches, letters and philosophical works, together with a study of Catullus (personal poetry), Lucretius (didactic poetry), and Sallust (historical monograph).

No previous knowledge of Classical literature is required. All texts will be studied in translation.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module, students will be able to:

- Demonstrate critical awareness of the major Roman writers of the late Republican period
- Demonstrate a knowledge of a variety of literary genres of the period, using a detailed knowledge of a range of the set texts.
- Formulate and fluently express independent literary judgements both orally and in writing