Module Details

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title VIRGIL'S ECLOGUES
Code CLAH794
Coordinator Dr FMA Jones
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology
Fjones@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ First Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Additional Programme Information

 

Aims

The module aims to give a critical understanding of Virgil's Eclogues, and to place the book in its literary and socio-cultural context. The module will investigate gardens and art as intertexts.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Successful students will become familiar with an Augustan poetry-book and its contexts.

(LO2) Students will increase their understanding of the workings of the Roman generic field, with specific reference to Epic, Elegy, wall-painting, gardens, and Satire.

(LO3) Students will be able to express their insights in oral and in written form.

(S1) The module is designed to foster the following transferable skills, not all of which are directly tested in the assessment: Listening and note-taking skills

(S2) Reading skills, with substantial autonomy

(S3) Muster and analyse increasingly large amounts of data

(S4) Relate and connect ideas and topics

(S5) Build coherent and explorative argument free of errors and unwarranted generalizations

(S6) Attempt to solve interpretative problems

(S7) Engage in independent research, locating and actively using a variety of appropriate resources, keeping abreast with recent scholarship

(S8) Evaluate and creatively argue for relevance of selected material

(S9) Self-disciplineand time-management, working to deadline(s)

(S10) Presentation skills

(S11) Oral discussion

(S12) Writing skills Reference and bibliographic skills


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Seminar
Description: Seminars will establish frameworks for independent research
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided

Self-Directed Learning Description: Reading and preparting for seminars and assessment


Syllabus

 

Topics covered during the module may include:

Virgil;

Eclogues;

Theocritus;

Idylls.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   5

        5
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 145
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Essay There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 1  5000 words    100       

Recommended Texts

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