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Latin

Latin. Learn Latin with us.

Latin is the basis for many modern languages and remains a major influence in the study of the classics, science, academia and the law. Latin is an extremely useful language that will greatly enhance your understanding of English and provides a firm basis for studying any romance language. Our Latin program also exposes you to several classic works to provide participants with a strong understanding of the language.

Our beginners Latin classes are suitable for people who have no prior knowledge of Latin, while subsequent courses progressively increase the complexity of language concepts. If you want to learn Latin, our Latin courses are ideal for adult learners to enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn. Learn Latin the smart way with Latin courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Available Courses

Latin Course 301 (Level 9): Classical Authors

Latin. Learn Latin with us. Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) This intermediate-level course develops reading fluency through the reading and translation of classical authors from the Oxford Latin Reader. Aims This course aims to explore the relationship between the Latin language and the Roman literary tradition initiated in the previous unit of study. Outcomes By the end of this course, you should be able to: read then translate extended... [More]
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Latin Course: Tacitus, Agricola

Latin. Learn Latin with us. This Latin course studies the biography by the leading Roman historian, Cornelius Tacitus, of his father-in-law, Julius Agricola, the governor of Britain in AD 77-84. Tacitus combines his biographical narrative with a vivid, literary account of social, military and geographical contexts in Roman Britain. The Agricola remains a key historical source for the Roman occupation of Britain and invasion of Scotland. Aims This course aims to develop your... [More]
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Latin Plus Course

Latin. Learn Latin with us. Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) This advanced course studies a selection of classical texts, reviewing the grammatical constructions and syntax, and discussing the texts in their cultural and historical perspective. Outcomes By the end of this course, you should be able to: read and translate unedited excerpts of original Latin, both prose and poetry discuss the developing differences of style and idiom between... [More]
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Latin Course: Reading for Pleasure

Latin. Learn Latin with us. Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) This advanced course studies a selection of classical texts in class, reviewing the grammatical constructions and syntax, and discussing the texts in their cultural and historical perspective. Outcomes By the end of this course, you should be able to: read and translate extended passages prose and poetry without reference to grammar and only minimal reference to a dictionary... [More]
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