91225

LAT 101   Elementary Latin I

Benjamin Stevens

M T W Th .

8:50 -9:50 am

Olin 305

FLLC

The first semester of a yearlong introduction to Classical Latin. Our goals are: (1) to gain familiarity with morphology, syntax, and essential vocabulary; (2) to achieve sufficient fluency for selected  short readings from ancient authors in both prose and poetry; and (3)  to begin exploring the conventions of Latin literature and the  contexts, both cultural and historical, of ancient Rome. By the middle of the second semester, we will have reached a reading level adequate to begin study of a literary and/or historical text.  No prerequisites.   

 

91226

LAT 201   Intermediate Latin: Republican Prose - Cicero

Benjamin Stevens

M . W . .

10:10 - 11:30 am

Olin 305

FLLC

'Classical' Latin prose is, above all, Cicero's. To focus on his sense -- and spirited defenses -- of 'language' and 'literature', we survey his many genres (including political and forensic oratory, philosophy and literary history, epistolography, and poetry) through a close study of exemplary works. Our goals are: (1) to solidify knowledge of essential vocabulary, morphology, and syntax; (2) to develop fluency in reading Latin, especially prose; and (3) to consider from a variety of critical perspectives aesthetic and thematic questions raised by Cicero and his writings. Contrast is provided by selected poems of Catullus. Prerequisite: successful completion of Latin 102 or permission of instructor;

 

91227

LAT 301   Advanced Latin: Republican Prose - Cicero

Benjamin Stevens

M . W . .

10:10 - 11:30 am

Olin 305

FLLC

See above. Prerequisite: successful completion of Latin 202 or permission of instructor; students in 301 are responsible for additional work in the Latin and in criticism.