19011

LAT 102 Elementary Latin II

Benjamin Stevens

M T W Th .

9:20 -10:20 am

RKC 200

FLLC

The second 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 semester, we will have reached a reading level adequate to begin study of a literary and/or historical text.  Students who have had some previous Latin training other than Latin 101 at Bard are able to join the class by permission of the instructor.

 

19012

LAT 202 Intermediate Latin II

Benjamin Stevens

M . W . .

1:30 pm -2:50 pm

OLINLC 120

FLLC

A survey and close study of the great Roman poet whose afterlife is Western literature. We read substantial portions of the poems Eclogues, Georgics, Aeneid in Latin, all of the poems in English, and some criticism and scholarship. Our goals are: (1) to solidify knowledge of vocabulary, morphology, and syntax; (2) to develop fluency in reading Latin, especially Latin poetry; and (3) to consider from a variety of critical perspectives aesthetic and thematic questions raised by the poems. Students in 302 are responsible for additional work in the Latin and in criticism. Prerequisite: (intermediate) successful completion of Latin 201 or permission of instructor; (advanced) successful completion of Latin 301 or permission of instructor.

 

19013

LAT 302 Advanced Latin II: Virgil

Benjamin Stevens

M . W . .

1:30 pm -2:50 pm

OLINLC 120

FLLC

See above.