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BA Ancient History / Course details
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
Ovid: the Mythological Poems
|Unit level||Level 3|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Available as a free choice unit?||Yes|
This course concentrates on the mythological poems of the Augustan poet, Ovid.
Available on which programme(s)?
Available, subject to timetable, on all UG programmes administered by CAHAE. This course counts as a core Roman literature course for BA Classics, BA Classical Studies, and BA Latin joint honours.
for those reading the poems only in translation: none;for those reading some parts of the poems in Latin: (at least) Advanced Latin 1 or equivalent (higher is fine);
This course aims :
In the final examination, students studying entirely in translation will be challenged with a compulsory gobbet question from their additional text, Heroides, plus optional questions from which they will have to choose at least one from each of the Metamorphoses and Fasti, thus requiring wide-ranging knowledge of the texts. Linguists will be similarly challenged with a compulsory translation section, including both Metamorphoses and Fasti.
Any student who satisfies the pre- and co-requisites for the Linguists' Version, and has already completed Advanced Latin 1, must take the linguist version of the relevant literature course. Students who are concurrently taking Advanced Latin 1 may choose whether to take the Linguist or the non-Linguist version. If they are taking more than one literature course concurrently with Advanced 1, they may choose to take the Linguist version of one course and the non-Linguist version of another, or both Linguist, or both non-Linguist. Students who are at Level 3 and taking Advanced Latin 1 must choose either the Level 3 version of the course as non-Linguist or the Level 2 version of the course as Linguist. Such a student would only be able to take one course unit as a Linguist, since university rules preclude taking more than 20 credits at a lower level.