Centre for Continuing Education

Latin Course 203 (Level 7)

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Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

This intermediate-level course concludes the Oxford Latin Course, Parts I-III, introducing further Latin vocabulary and grammatical concepts through readings and exercises, while following the recommended text to allow easy reference and practice between sessions.


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • translate and explain the use of and difference between the gerund and the gerundive
  • recognise and translate the various use of the conjunction ut
  • translate short unedited passages of original Latin authors
  • discuss the literary and stylistic choices made by different authors
  • explain the relevance of the cultural and historical context on the style and content of the selected texts.


The course consolidates knowledge from material studied in earlier levels, and covers the following new grammar topics:

  • nouns and adjectives: gerunds and gerundives
  • syntax and other: gerundives of obligation; predicative dative; relative pronouns with the subjunctive; uses of ut.

The course then studies a selection of classical texts from the Oxford Latin Reader in class, reviewing the grammatical constructions and syntax, and discussing the texts in their cultural and historical perspective.

Intended audience

Suitable for B2 level students, those who have completed all levels of Latin up to 202 or who have completed 145 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery style

This course is delivered as a series of interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged.

Students should study the upcoming material before each meeting and complete the set homework exercises. This is an essential part of learning and revising.

Prescribed text

Maurice Balme and James Morwood, 1996, Oxford Latin Course Part III – Student Book, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780199122288.

This course is based on Chapters 50–54 of the above text.

Maurice Balme and James Morwood, 1997, Oxford Latin Reader, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780195212099.

This course studies selected readings from the above text.

Optional text

James Morwood, 1999, A Latin Grammar, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780198601999.

This course studies selected readings from the above text.

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