LAT 201 Intermediate Latin I

Professor: C. Callanan

CRN: 11599

Distribution: D

Time: M Tu Th 11:40 am - 12:40 pm LC 118

In this course we will accomplish the transition from learning the grammar and foundational grammar of Latin to reading extended texts in Latin. We will discuss the readings, both in English and Latin, and they will be supplemented by some secondary reading in translation. The readings in Latin will be coordinated with Prof. Orlin's Roman Culture seminar [HIST 219] and will provide background and further understanding for the topics dealt with there. Students with High-School Latin are certainly welcome and should see the instructor about placement.


LAT 202 Intermediate Latin II

Professor: E. Orlin

CRN: 11600

Distribution: B/D

Time: M 11:00 am - 12:00 noon OLIN 304
Tu Th 11:00 am - 12:00 noon OLIN 302

This course will examine the growth of a Roman "national" literature, a literature that celebrates Roman traditions and institutions and gives expression to a specifically Roman sense of humanitas. Our primary focus will be on the Georgics of Virgil and Ab Urbe Condita of Livy in Latin, and we will supplement these with additional texts in translation. In addition to reading the texts, we will discuss Augustus, the changes he created in Roman society, and the relationship between those changes and Roman literature. Students enrolled in this course should have completed three semesters of Latin.