CLASSICAL STUDIES: LATIN

CRN

13165

Distribution

D

Course No.

LAT 102

Title

Elementary Latin II

Professor

Alan Zeitlin

Schedule

Mon Tu Wed Th 9:00 am - 9:50 am OLIN 201
A continuation of Latin 101 and forming an indivisible sequence with it. This course continues to introduce the student to the fundamentals of the Latin language. Using the Oxford Latin Course, the instructor will guide the students through a connected sequence of readings of ever-increasing difficulty, which traces the life of the poet Horace. In the process, the student is exposed to the basics of Latin grammar, and builds a functional vocabulary. This inductive method of learning enables the student to read impressive quantities of Latin prose within a surprisingly short time. By the end of Latin 102, the student will be able to read unaltered prose and poetry by Roman authors.

CRN

13367

Distribution

D

Course No.

LAT 202

Title

Intermediate Latin II

Professor

Alan Zeitlin

Schedule

Tu Th 11:30 am - 12:50 pm OLIN 107
This second semester of intermediate Latin continues the work of Latin 201, increasing the student's reading fluency, deepening his/her understanding of Roman literature and Roman history and culture in general. Whereas Latin 201 focussed on Latin Poetry, and in particular Vergil's Aeneid, Latin 202 concentrates on prose. We will read selections from major Latin prose authors who worked in a variety of genres: oratory, history, epistles, and the novel. Authors studied will include Cicero, Tacitus, Seneca, Petronius and Apuleius. We may also read small quantities of verse that is related to our prose works. Several tests and a short paper will be required.

CRN

13374

Distribution

D

Course No.

LAT 302

Title

Advanced Readings in Latin

Professor

James Romm

Schedule

TBA
Advanced readings in Latin. The focus will be on great works by the masters of prose and poetry, depending on the interests of the students. Students will refine their command of the subtleties of the Latin language and deepen their appreciation of literary works.