LAT1005 - Text Course IV in Latin: Classical Poetry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 1 hours E

Course content

This is a course on poetry (epic and elegy) from the Augustan era, both in the original language and in translation, with an emphasis on classical metre.

Learning outcome

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


The candidate

  • has basic knowledge of Latin poetry (with focus on epic and elegy) from the Augustan period, as well as a general overview of the literary history of this poetry.
  • has knowledge about the history of Roman poetry (especially epic and elegy).


The candidate

  • is able to read, translate and interpret poetry (in the original language) from the Golden Age,
  • is familiar with the central vocabulary of the texts of the syllabus
  • is able to perform grammatical, stylistic and metrical analyses of these texts
  • is able to relate Roman poetry (especially epic and elegy) to its literary, cultural and historical contexts.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. In addition there are activities consisting of six shorter translations that must be handed in to the teacher. Three of these are compulsory in order to take the exam. Final oral exam, where the student is expected to read with scansion, translate and comment on texts from the syllabus.

Compulsory assignments

  • Written Assignment
  • Written Assignment
  • Written Assignment

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Ca. 1000 verses by Virgil (Aeneid) and Ovid (Heroides) (= 30 pages), + ca. 100 pages of poetry in translation + secondary literature on cultural and literary history (see specified syllabus).

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
LAT1104 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:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Historical and Classical Studies


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
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