Latin

Syllabus for Latin learning

Latin Courses through english

ELEMENTARY LATIN

An introduction to the elements of Latin; pronunciation, forms, syntax, vocabulary, and reading.

LATIN PROSE AUTHORS

Reading and discussion of such prose authors as Cicero, Caesar, Livy or Pliny.

VERGIL

Primarily readings from The Aeneid; selections from Vergil’s other work may be introduced at instructor’s discretion.

LITERATURE OF THE REPUBLIC

A reading course in prose and poetry of the Roman Republic. Extensive selections from Cicero and Catullus, and one comedy of Terence.

SURVEY OF LATIN LITERATURE

Reading and discussion of selections from the various genres of Latin literature of the Roman Republic and Empire such as historical narrative, lyric and elegiac poetry, comic drama, forensic rhetoric, philosophical dialogue, didactic literature, letters, and epigrams.

LIVY

Readings in Books I and XXI, with other selections from this major Augustan historian. Prereq:

HORACE: ODES & EPODES

Readings and discussion of extensive selections from the poetry of Horace; consideration of Horace as exemplifying the spirit of the Augustan Age.

MEDIEVAL LATIN

Reading and interpretation of Latin texts from the Middle Ages. Material selected according to the needs and interests of students. Prereq:

LATIN DIDACTIC LITERATURE

Readings from didactic poetry such as Lucretius and Vergil’s Georgics. Parodies like Ovid’s Ars Amatoria or prose treatises may also be introduced. Prereq:

HISTORY

Works of the Roman historian Cornelius Tacitus; his Annals I-VI dealing with his portrait of Emperor Tiberius and the Empire after the death of Augustus. Prereq:

LATN 353/453 EPIC

Extensive readings in Latin epic poetry, including Catullus, Vergil’s Aeneid, Lucan, Statius or other “silver” epics. Particular attention to the artistic and literary qualities of the works and to the development of Latin epic tradition.

DRAMA

Reading of at least one play each by Plautus and Terence. Attention to the history of Latin and Greek New Comedy, and the contrasting styles of the two authors.

ELEGIAC POETRY

Translation and interpretation of selected elegies by Catullus, Tibullus, Propertius, and Ovid.

LATIN PROSE COMPOSITION

This course is designed to strengthen students’ active command of Latin grammar and idiomatic prose style. At a basic level, students are trained to pay attention to details ofand thus to write grammatically correct Latin prose. Going beyond this, the course teaches Latin idioms. Finally, it aims to develop students’ intuitive feeling for the Latin language. The ultimate goal is to write in a Ciceronian prose style.

ADVANCED TOPICS IN LATIN LITERATURE

Study and discussion of important authors, works, and topics not covered regularly. Content will reflect particular interests of students and faculty and timeliness of topics. Prereq: LATN 200-level course or equivalent.

DIRECTED READINGS

Directed readings in Latin of authors selected to serve the individual interests and needs of undergraduate students. Each program planned and completed under the supervision of the instructor with whom the student wishes to work. Prereq: Consent of department.


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