CRN

93162

Distribution

D

Course No.

LAT 101

Title

Beginning Latin

Professor

James Romm

Schedule

Mon Tu Wed Th  9:20 am - 10:20 am PRE 101

A full-year course designed to bring students to a reading level by the middle of the Spring semester.  Grammar lessons and exercises will predominate in the Fall but will give way in the Spring to selected readings from ancient and medieval authors. No previous knowledge of Latin is presumed or required.

 

CRN

93015

Distribution

D

Course No.

LAT 201

Title

Classical Latin Literature: Vergil’s Aeneid

Professor

William Mullen

Schedule

Mon Wed       11:30 am - 12:50 pm     OLIN 302

The focus of the course will be Vergil’s Aeneid, often considered the greatest poem by the greatest Roman poet. We will read the entire poem in Fitzgerald’s superb translation and great passages from several of the books in Latin. In addition to admiring its greatness, we will look closely at issues of style and meter. Especially at the beginning of the semester, we will use the text to review grammar and build vocabulary, as well as to practice independent reading skills. The course is open to all who have completed one year of more of college Latin or the equivalent (see instructor about placement).

 

CRN

93467

Distribution

B/D

Course No.

LAT 301

Title

Roman Love Poetry

Professor

Alan Zeitlin

Schedule

TBA                                                    

Roman love poetry appeared, developed and decayed in a period of less than a century in the late republic and early empire.  Our course will examine this body of verse from several different perspectives, attempting to understand why it flourished during this particular period and what it might have meant to the Romans.  We shall consider the political, social, juridical, and cultural developments of the period, along with changing concepts of gender roles, to see how these factors both influenced the Roman love poets and (to some extent) were influenced by them.  We’ll devote special attention to the literary traditions from which this body of amatory verse emerged.  The main authors we will be studying are Catullus, Horace, Propertius, Tibullus, Sulpicia, and Ovid.  Students wishing to enroll in this course should be familiar with Catullus’ Lesbia poems in the original and have solid language skills.