LAT1003 - Text Course II in Latin: Antique Prose I


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home exam 100/100 4 hours

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.


80 % mandatory attendance is required in order to take the exam (which means that one can be not present in 2.5 of the 12 weeks of lectures). Alternative arrangements can potentially be discussed with the teacher.

Compulsory assignments

  • exercise
  • exercise
  • exercise
  • exercise
  • 80 % attendance

Specific conditions

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 AUTUMN 2007
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Historical and Classical Studies


Examination arrangement: Home exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home exam (1) 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home exam 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation.

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