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LAT 102 Beginning Latin II

James Romm

M T W Th .

10:30am - 11:30am

OLIN 304

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. Class size: 18

 

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LAT 202 Intermediate Latin II: Virgil

Benjamin Stevens

M . W . .

11:50 am -1:10 pm

OLIN 305

FLLC

A survey and close study of Virgil, the Roman poet whose afterlife is Western literature. We read substantial portions of the poems Eclogues, Georgics, Aeneid in Latin and all of the poems completely in English; time permitting, we consider some scholarship and criticism. Our goals are: (1) to solidify knowledge of vocabulary, morphology, and syntax; (2) to develop fluency in reading Latin, especially poetry; and (3) to consider from a variety of critical perspectives aesthetic and thematic questions raised by the poems. Prerequisite: successful completion of Latin 201 or permission of instructor.
Class size: 15

 

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LAT 302 Advanced Latin II: Ovid, After

Benjamin Stevens

M . W . .

10:10am - 11:30am

OLIN 305

FLLC

A survey and close study of Ovid, the first Roman poet to grow up reading Latin 'classics' thought to rival the Greek. Keeping in mind questions about literary history, intertextuality, and what it means to come after, we read from all of Ovid's works both in the Latin and in English translation. We also read selections from authors invoked by Ovid, above all Virgil, whom our poet "only saw" but whose poetry he knew intimately. Time permitting, we consider moments in Ovid's afterlife in Western literature, e.g., his influence on Shakespeare. Prerequisite: successful completion of Latin 301 or permission of instructor. Class size: 15