LAT 106

 Basic Intensive Latin

David Ungvary

M  W      3:10-4:30 pm

 T  Th    3:10-5:30 pm





8 credits  This course is designed to enable students with little to no experience with Latin to read authors such as Virgil, Ovid, Cicero, and Augustine in the original language after one semester's intensive work (the equivalent of two semesters of college Latin). Daily drills and frequent quizzes will be combined from the beginning with an emphasis on reading; students will begin reading short selections from classical authors after only a few weeks and longer passages by midterm. An additional and required weekly reading hour will be scheduled at the start of the semester. Those wishing to enroll in this course must consult with Prof. Ungvary or Prof. Romm, and attend a preliminary meeting this December. Class size: 16



LAT 202

 IntermedIATE Latin II: Petronius’s satyricon

James Romm

 T  Th    11:50-1:10 pm

OLIN 303



Created by one of Nero's courtiers, the Satyricon has been called the first modern novel.  It follows the erotic and picaresque adventures of Encolpius, an educated young man whose satiric, self-aware voice permeates the narrative and brings us closer to everyday Roman life than any other surviving text.  Only small fragments of the work survive and one complete episode, the "Banquet of Trimalchio."  We will read large portions in Latin and all surviving passages in English, with discussions of grammar, literary technique and the social history of Neronian Rome. Class size: 12



LAT 312

 AdvANCED Latin: Horace's Odes

Robert Cioffi

 T  Th    3:10-4:30 pm

OLIN 304



In this class, we will read a selection of Horace’s Odes, a collection of four books of Latin lyric that represent what is perhaps Horace’s greatest achievement. Ranging from the mythological to the historical, from the funny to the philosophical, we will consider him as the “inventor” of Latin lyric, as well as his poetry’s relationship to Greek and Roman literary traditions, his other works, and his cultural and historical context. Students will further develop Latin reading fluency while gaining a range of critical approaches to Horace’s poetry and working on research skills in Classics (including writing a research paper). Prerequisite: successful completion of Latin 202 or the permission of the instructor.  Class size: 16