Reputations Why are some people remembered and some forgotten? This question is about the ways in which reputations are formed and how they change over time. Working chronologically, you'll start with Cleopatra and her representation in both ancient writings and Hollywood films. Then you'll turn to Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Elizabeth I. Studying these figures will give you practice in working with historical documents and art works as well as modern accounts.
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This module provides an in-depth study of Roman culture and literature, focusing on the Augustan period mid-first century BCE to early first century CE and the works of authors such as Livy, Virgil, Ovid and Horace. Approximately half of your study time will be spent reading this literature in translation, and studying its historical and cultural contexts. The rest of your time will be devoted to studying Latin so that you can start to read and appreciate these texts in their original language. You'll begin to read Latin texts and learn the principles of Latin grammar using teaching materials which have been written especially for adult distance learners. These texts will introduce you to some of the most fascinating and famous episodes of early Roman myth and history, from the story of Romulus and Remus to the war with Hannibal. Supported by careful explanations of the grammar and vocabulary, they will gradually increase in complexity. You will also be set a variety of exercises and quizzes which will allow you to develop and test your understanding of Latin grammar and syntax.
In my experience it varies from tutor to tutor, from module to module and even from one assignment to another within the same module. Tutors are given 10 working days to turn around their marking of your TMA which actually equates to 2 weeks. Those two weeks can be the longest two weeks ever and have been known to send students literally bonkers.