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Content description VCLAU027

Latin / Levels 9 and 10 / Understanding / The powerful influence of language and culture
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Discuss how the Roman world has influenced modern society, culture and political structures, such as literature, art, medical and scientific practices, government and infrastructure
  1. exploring the ancient origins of modern political and legal structures and concepts, such as republic, balance of power, jurisprudence and judicial precedent, census and elections
  2. investigating modern social issues, such as class, the role of women and civil rights, and making comparisons with the Classical period
  3. discussing influences of Latin literature on modern novels, poetry, drama and film, such as Book IV of the Aeneid on Miss Saigon, Ovid on David Malouf’s An Imaginary Life, Virgil on Ursula Le Guin’s Lavinia
  4. recognising the transmission of literary genres, such as epic, satire, love poetry, epigram, ode
  5. investigating famous artists’ incorporation of classical themes and subjects in postclassical sculpture, painting, music, opera, theatre
  6. investigating ancient practices in medicine and science still relevant in the modern world, such as Galen’s surgical procedures and Pliny the Elder’s classification of animals and plants
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