LAT2401 – Augustan poetry
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Augustan poetry is so named after the reign of the first Roman emperor Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD) and is often considered part of the Golden Age of Latin literature. It has also profoundly influenced the reception of Rome and Latin literature in later cultures. We will read a selection of Augustan poetry (e.g., Vergil, Ovid, Horace) in addition to secondary literature regarding literary, historical, linguistic and/or cultural aspects of the texts, including their reception.
When you have completed this course, you will be able to:
• interpret and translate the pensum texts into Norwegian or English
• explain how the poetic language differs from the language of classical prose
• read the poems out loud based on analysis of the poems' meter and verse
• interpret the texts by taking into account their meta-poetical, historical, and cultural aspects
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Formal prerequisite knowledge
Recommended previous knowledge
We recommend that you have passed all Latin text courses at the 1000 level before you sign up for text courses at the 2000 level.
We expect that you have knowledge in Latin equivalent to LAT1105 – Latinsk grammatikk I and at least one text course at the 1000 level.
Spring 2021: There may be changes in teaching due to the Covid-19 pandemic. You will be notified of all changes.
In spring 2021 the teaching is common with LAT4401 – Horats.
10 double sessions of seminars.
Seminars require that students participate actively. We expect you to prepare for the seminars.
In order for you to qualify for the final examination, the following compulsory tuition activity must be approved by the teacher:
- midterm qualification test (approved/not approved)
Written exam (4 hours). NB: In Spring 2021 the examination will be a digital home examination (4 hours).
In order for you to qualify for the final examination, all compulsory tuition activities must be approved by the teacher.
Digital home examination
The home examination is conducted in the digital examination system Inspera.You will need to familiarize yourself with the digital examination arrangements in Inspera.
Use of sources and citation
Language of examination
You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
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.