BL 281 Intermediate Ecclesiastical Latin

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Module Level


Time Allowance

Lectures: 24 hours Assignments: 10 hours Private study: 12 hours


Continuous assessment: 40% Final examination: 60%

Module Aims

To consolidate and build upon the knowledge of Latin acquired in BL182

Learning Outcomes

  • • Be familiar with the more advanced elements of Latin morphology and syntax • Have enlarged their Latin vocabulary • Be familiar with the basic reference tools for the study of Latin • Have read a number of un-adapted Latin texts
  • Indicative Syllabus: • Latin morphology • Latin syntax • Latin vocabulary • Translating Latin texts: New Testament, Creeds, Prayers; some classical Latin texts


  • • Collins, John F, A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin (Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 1985) • O’Sullivan, Noel, Introduction to Latin (private circulation) • Latin Dictionary