Latin: Students are introduced to the Latin language, as well as the culture, literature, and history of the Roman civilisation – aspects from which our legal system, governance, the Christian religion, Western literature, art and architecture, and much more eventually evolved. Students can expect to read the texts of Classical Roman authors, ranging from Caesar to Tacitus, and Vergil to Ovid; and even that of Medieval authors, such as St. Augustine and Thomas Aquinas.

Latin Undergraduate Module Information

Please consult the Faculty Undergraduate Rule Book for any prerequisites to these modules.

Lecturers: Evert Pistorius

First-year module

  • CLLT1608: Latin language, literature and cultural background
    (This module was phased out in 2020 and will only be presented in 2021 to students who need it for degree purposes.)

Second-year module (to be presented for the last time in 2021)

  • CLLT2608: Advanced Latin language, literature and cultural-historical background

Third-year modules

  • CLLT3714: Introduction to Latin literature of the Golden Age
  • CLLT3724: Introduction to Latin literature of the Silver Age
  • CLLT3734: Introduction to Latin rhetoric (to be presented for the last time in 2021)
  • CLLT3744: Research methodology for classical languages: Latin (to be presented for the last time in 2021)


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