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SLL1002F/S Word Power

This course may also be offered in Summer/Winter Term – please consult the Centre for Open Learning website.

Convenor: Mrs G. Symington
Entrance requirements: None

Course outline: the course consists of three components:

  1. words and ideas: focus on concepts deriving from ancient words and key words associated with them;
  2. word-building skills;
  3. style: focus on the use of English grammar.

Greek Course Outlines

Course Code Course Convenor Course outline
SLL1052F Greek IA Dr R.E. Roth This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Ancient Greek. It provides an introduction to basic grammar and syntax, and includes reading of selected texts, language work, and aspects of Greek culture. Entrance requirements: none.
SLL1053S Greek IB Dr R.E. Roth This course builds further on the grammar and syntax taught in SLL1052F Greek IA, and includes further reading of selected texts, language work, and aspects of Greek culture. Entrance requirements: SLL1052F Greek IA.

The Greek fonts page is a useful guide to Greek fonts.


Greek Senior Courses

SLL2052F Greek IIA and SLL3052F Greek IIIA, and SLL2053S Greek IIB and SLL3053S Greek IIIB, have some common components, in particular most of the set work sections; but these differ each year so that no component common to both courses is repeated in successive years. In each year of the Greek Senior courses a selection of works by four authors drawn from the following list is read: Homer, Herodotus, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Euripides, Thucydides, Plato, Demosthenes. In each semester one prose work and one poetic work is read.

Course Code Course Convenor Course outline
SLL2052F Greek IIA Professor D. Wardle This course includes reading of selected authors (see above), in their socio-historical context, practice in unseen translation, language work and stylistics. Entrance requirements: SLL1053S Greek IB.
SLL2053S Greek IIB Professor D. Wardle This course includes reading of selected authors (see above), in their socio-historical context, practice in unseen translation, language work and stylistics. Entrance requirements: SLL2052F Greek IIA.
SLL3052F Greek IIIA A/Professor C.E. Chandler This course includes reading of selected authors (see above), in their socio-historical context, practice in unseen translation, language work and stylistics. Entrance requirements: SLL2053S Greek IIB.
SLL3053S Greek IIIB Professor D. Wardle This course includes reading of selected authors (see above), in their socio-historical context, practice in unseen translation, language work and stylistics. Entrance requirements: SLL3052F Greek IIIA.

Latin Course Outlines

Prerequisites for Latin track: students who have Matriculated in Latin with a C grade or above may be admitted directly into Latin IB (SLL1051S) at the discretion of the Head of Department in consultation with the Section Head. Students with Matric Latin who do not qualify for admission into Latin IB will be required to take Latin IA.

Course Code Course Convenor Course outline
SLL1050F Latin IA Mrs G. Symington This course is primarily designed for those who have not studied Latin before, but is also open to those who have done some Latin at school but not enough to enter Latin IIA. Course outline: The course provides an introduction to Latin for students with no previous knowledge of Latin. It offers insights into word formation and sentence structure and the Latin roots of common words in English. The syllabus includes a selection of prose and verse passages, and a study of various aspects of Roman life. Entrance requirements: none.
SLL1051S Latin IB Mrs G. Symington The course provides further instruction in Latin grammar and syntax, and includes a selection of prose and verse passages, and a study of various aspects of Roman life. . Entrance requirements: SLL1050F Latin IA (or C grade matriculation).

Latin Senior Courses

Course Code Course Convenor Course outline
SLL2050F Latin IIA Professor D. Wardle A student with a C or above in Latin at Matriculation level may register directly for this course at the discretion of the Head of Department in consultation with the Section Head. Course outline: Language work and prescribed texts, drawn from one or more of the following: Cicero, Catullus, Petronius. Entrance requirements: SLL1051S Latin IB.
SLL2051S Latin IIB Professor D. Wardle Language work and prescribed texts, drawn from one or more of the following: Virgil, Ovid, Livy, Sallust. Entrance requirements: SLL2050F Latin IIA.
SLL3050F Latin IIIA A/Professor C.E. Chandler Selections from Cicero, Catullus and from Roman Satire (Horace or Juvenal or Petronius). On the language side tuition is given in prose composition and Latin stylistics. Entrance requirements: SLL2051S Latin IIB.
SLL3051S Latin IIIB Professor D. Wardle Selections from: Virgil or Ovid and Livy or Sallust. On the language side tuition is given in prose composition and Latin stylistics. Entrance requirements: SLL3050F Latin IIIA.