Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

We read lyrical poems by Catullus and Horats (a total of 600-750 verses).

Learning outcome

Having completed this course, you will be able to: 

  • translate the syllabus text(s) into Norwegian and interpret them
  • master the central vocabulary of the text(s)
  • Understand the text(s) within a historical and cultural framework
  • explain the poems' verses and read the poems out loud based on this analysis


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Formal prerequisite knowledge

LAT1001 – Innføring i latin I and LAT1002 – Innføring i latin II or equivalent courses.

Overlapping courses

The course overlaps LAT1305 – Latin tekstemne grunnivå: Catull og Horats (discontinued) by 5 ECTS points.


  • 7 two hour seminars
  • 5 two hour lessons in metrics

The teaching method requires active participation and we expect you to meet prepared for the seminars. In order for you to be able to present yourself for the exam, you must have completed and had approved the following compulsory tuition activity:

  • qualifying mid-term test

You can find the deadlines for compulsory activities on the semester page under "Exam: Time and place".

Approved compulsory tuition activity is also valid the next two times the course is offered.


Oral examination (30 minutes).

Oral examination is a dialogical test of skills and knowledge. The oral exam is public and is conducted with two sensors present.

Compulsory tuition activity must be approved in order for you to be able to sit for the exam.

Previously given exams (Note that written examination was used until the autumn of 2014)

Grading guide

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English. If you would prefer to have the exam text in English, you may apply to the course administrators.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


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Facts about this course






Every autumn


Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)