LAT1003 - Text Course II in Latin: Antique Prose I


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours ORDBOK

Course content

This course offers an introduction to classical prose and to Latin syntax and style at an advanced level.

Learning outcome

Students at this course are expected to meet the following learning objectives, divided into knowledge and skills:

Students should acquire basic knowledge through the reading of Latin prose texts (with focus on historiography) from the so-called Golden Age of Classical Latin literature, as well as an overview of the history of the Roman prose literature from this period (with focus on historiography).

Students should acquire the skills of reading, translating and interpreting prose texts (in the original language) from the Golden Age, perform grammatical and stylistic analyses of these texts and relate them to their literary, cultural and historical contexts, as well as be able to translate from Latin to Norwegian.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Among the activites are six smaller assignments, which have to be handed in, consisting in three simple translations from Norwegian (or English if preferred) to Latin. Four of these assignments are compulsory.

Compulsory assignments

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Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Ca 30 pages of prose from the Late Roman republic and the Early Empire. Different literary genres will be presented. The texts are studied against their historical background.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
LAT1103 7.5 01.09.2007
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Classical Civilization
  • Latin
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Institutt for historiske og klassiske studier



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 ORDBOK
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 ORDBOK
Room Building Number of candidates
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