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Latin - MST00007M

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  • Department: Centre for Medieval Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Christine Williamson
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2020-21

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2020-21 to Spring Term 2020-21

Module aims

The Autumn term provides an introduction to the foundations of Latin, going over basic Latin grammar and moving quickly into translation of simple documents. Students will also learn the basic vocabulary for wills, charters, and other legal documents, and gain some experience of translation of these documents and other narrative texts. They will also learn to use a dictionary.

Module learning outcomes

At the end of the course students should:

  • have a sound grasp of basic Latin grammar and some familiarity with more complicated grammatical constructions
  • be able to read simple documents with confidence and to attempt slightly more difficult ones with help
  • be able to extract the information they want from documents which they may not be able to translate in full


Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback supplied weekly in class; end of term progress reports; exam results given within one month.

Indicative reading

Recommended Dictionary:

  • Mountford, J. (ed.), Kennedys Revised Latin Primer (London, 1962)
  • Cassells New Latin-English, English-Latin Dictionary

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