LAT1005 - Text Course IV in Latin: Classical Poetry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

The course covers the study of poetry from the Augustan era, both in the original language and in translation, with an introduction to ancient metre.

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 poetry (with focus on epic and elegy) from the so-called Golden Age of Latin literature, as well as a general overview of the literary history of this poetry.



  • Students should acquire the skills of reading, translating and interpreting poetry (in the original language) from the Golden Age, perform grammatical, stylistic and metrical 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 and seminars. 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 curriculum.


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

  • Written Assignment
  • Written Assignment
  • Written Assignment
  • 80 % attendance
  • Exercise

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Ca. 1000 verses, by Virgil (Aeneide) and Ovid (Heroides), ca. 100 pages poetry in translation, secondary literature on cultural and literary history.

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 2022

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
  • * 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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