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Latin Literature Courses ~ Prose

The Latin prose literature course aims to give readers an introduction to six key authors of Latin prose: Tacitus, Caesar, Pliny the Elder, Pliny the Younger, Cicero and Paul the Apostle. As with all our Latin literature courses, the prose course also aims to develop reading competence and confidence and to nurture informed personal response to classical literature.

There are twelve sessions in the course, each requiring about 2 to 3 hours work, and each session carries with it a study assignment for submission to your e-tutor. E-tutoring is conducted primarily by email, but optional telephone, videoconference and webcam feedback can be provided for no extra charge. You may follow the course at your own pace, and your e-tutor will be available for up to 35 weeks and will be happy to receive work from you in that period at whatever rate you decide to send it.

The course uses prose literature selections from the Cambridge Latin Anthology and is organised into 12 sessions as follows:

Tacitus - Boudica's rebellion
Tacitus - Boudica's rebellion
Caesar - The power of the Druids
Caesar - Druidic education and religion
Tacitus - The Druids' last stand 
Pliny the Elder - Mistletoe
Pliny the Younger - A day in the life of Pliny the Elder
Pliny the Younger - The death of Pliny the Elder
Pliny the Younger - The death of Pliny the Elder
Pliny the Younger - Arria
10  Pliny the Younger - Ummidia Quadratilla
11  Pliny the Younger - Calpurnia 
Cicero - Clodia
12  Paul the Apostle - Unrest at Ephesus