18566

LAT 102

 BEGINNING LATIN ii

Rana Liebert

 M  T  W  Th  10:30 am-11:30 am

HDR 106

FL

FLLC

This is the second semester of a two-semester sequence designed to equip students who have no prior knowledge of Latin with the proficiency to read Latin poetry and prose in the original. An emphasis on grammatical exercises and drills will, during this second semester, be increasingly combined with reading selections from a wide range of Latin literature. Class size: 18

 

18170

LAT 202

 Vergil's Aeneid

James Romm

 T  Th 11:50 am-1:10 pm

OLINLC 118

FL

FLLC

A close examination of the great Roman epic, by way of extensive passages read in Latin and a discussion of the entire poem in translation. Along the way we will review essential points of grammar and syntax, learn to scan and read the dactylic hexameter line, and develop a historical understanding of Vergil's troubled times and complex relationship to the regime of Augustus Caesar. For students at the intermediate level in Latin (see Prof. Romm for questions about placement). Class size: 18

 

18171

LAT 302

 Advanced Latin: Ovid's Metamorphoses

Robert Cioffi

 T  Th 11:50 am-1:10 pm

OLINLC 120

FL

FLLC

In this advanced Latin course, we will read selections from Ovid's Metamorphoses, a beguiling and learned (anti-)epic of change, which encompasses the history of the world from its origins in Chaos to Julius Caesar. We will focus on the work's approach to narrative and myth, its assimilation of multiple generic forms from tragedy to pastoral, and its explanations of the world as the Romans knew it. In addition to further improving students' reading fluency in Latin, emphasis will be placed on developing a range of critical approaches to Ovid's work.  Class size: 16