LAT 201 Readings in Classical Latin Literature

Professor: Christopher Callanan

CRN: 12380

Time: Mon 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm OLIN 301
Wed 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm OLIN 202

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 cover a wide variety of aspects of Roman life and thought in antiquity, and offer an introduction, in Latin, to Roman Culture. The reading list can be modified according to the interests of the participants. Students with High School Latin are certainly welcome and should see the instructor about placement.

LAT 302 Lucretius and Virgil

Professor: William Mullen

CRN: 12357

Time: by arrangement

Readings of selections from Lucretius' De Rerum Natura and from Virgil's Georgics and Aeneid, accompanied by consideration of the entirety of all three poems read in English translation. Attention will be paid to questions of meter, genre, philosophical content, historical background, and above all literary achievement.