Latin

LATIN 506 TOPICS IN LATIN POETRY *3 (3-0-0)

A1 Virgil's Aeneid
The Aeneid is the greatest work of the most influential poet in the Latin language, and a foundational text for the whole European poetic tradition from Dante to Eliot to contemporary authors. This 12-book epic on how Trojan refugees became the ancestors of Rome's founders gives us unique insights into how the Romans imagined themselves and their cultural ideals. This Latin reading course will explore in detail Book 6, in which the hero Aeneas descends into the Underworld to meet his dead friends from Troy and his future descendants, the key figures of Roman history. We will be closely reading the original Latin text, concentrating on grammar and syntax as well as the rhetorical and metrical features of the poetry. Due attention will also be paid to the literary and cultural-historical aspects of the poem as a whole. Latin 302 or equivalent proficiency required.

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F17 74184 LEC A1 MWF 1300 - 1350 T 2 39 Kemezis, Adam 


LATIN 510 TOPICS IN LATIN PROSE
*3 (3-0-0)

B1 Apuleius' Metamorphoses

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W18 92912 LEC B1 MWF 1200 - 1250 T 2 32 MacFarlane, Kelly