LAT1003 - Text Course II in Latin: Antique Prose I


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

This course offers an introduction to different genres of classical Latin prose, and to deeper aspects of Latin syntax and style.

Learning outcome

A candidate who has completed this course is expected to have acquired the following learning objectives, consisting of the following knowledge and skills:


The candidate

  • has knowledge of Latin prose texts (with an emphasis on historiography) from the late Roman republic and early imperial age (the so-called Augustan golden age),
  • basic knowledge of the history of Roman prose literature from this period (with focus on historiography).


The candidate

  • has acquired skills for reading, translating and interpreting prose texts (in the original language) from the late Roman republic and early imperial age,
  • is familiar with the vocabulary of the Latin texts of the syllabus of the course
  • knows how to grammatically and stylistically analyse these texts and
  • knows to some degree how to relate these texts to their literary, cultural and historical contexts.

Learning methods and activities

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

Compulsory assignments

  • exercise
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  • exercise

Further on evaluation

4-hour exam at the end of the semester

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 to some degree related to their historical and cultural background.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
LAT1103 7.5 AUTUMN 2007
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

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: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 ORDBOK 2023-12-19 09:00 PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
Storhall del 2 Idrettssenteret (Dragvoll) 14
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 ORDBOK PAPIR
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.

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