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Latin

LATN 101 (3): Elementary Latin I
Fundamentals of the language in preparation for reading literary works, with written exercises and translation. Chiefly for beginners, but students with one year of secondary school Latin may take the course.

LATN 102 (3): Introductory Latin II
Prerequisite: LATN 101
Fundamentals of the language in preparation for reading literary works, with written exercises and translation.

LATN 201 (3): Intermediate Latin I
Prerequisite: LATN 102 or placement
Review and continuing study of grammar and syntax. Readings from Latin prose.

LATN 202 (3): Intermediate Latin II
Prerequisite: LATN 201
Readings from Latin poetry. V. 3.

LATN 261 (1, 2 or 3): Directed Study
Prerequisites: One LATN course and permission of the instructor
The study of introductory-level material by an individual student or by a small group of students under the immediate supervision of a faculty member.

LATN 312 (3): Roman Historians
Prerequisite: One 200-level course in Latin
Selections from Livy or Tacitus. Offered alternate years. V.2, V.3.

LATN 314 (3): Later Latin Literature
Prerequisite: LATN 202
Readings in works of Latin poetry or prose written after the “classical” period of Latin literature. Author and genre will vary; possible topics include Apuleius, St. Augustine, or Latin writings of the Middle Ages or later. V.2, V.3.

LATN 321 (3): Elegy and Epigram
Prerequisite: LATN 202
This course explores themes of love, wit, invective, and urbanity that figure prominently in these versatile poetic genres. Beginning with the world of Catullus, this course moves through the Roman elegies of Propertius, Tibullus and Ovid, and the occasional poems of Martial. V.2, V.3.

LATN 334 (3): Literature of the Late Republic
Prerequisite: LATN 202
In this course we will draw on a variety of readings from the turbulent period in the first century B.C.E. that marked the end of the Roman Republic. Genres will vary and possible authors include Cicero, Caesar, Sallust, Lucretius, and Catullus. V.2, V.3.

 LATN 342 (3): Literature of the Roman Empire
Prerequisite: LATN 202
In this course we will draw upon the post-Augustan authors of the Roman Empire. Genres will vary and possible authors include Lucan, Seneca, Pliny, Tacitus, Martial and Juvenal. V.2, V.3.

LATN 348 (3): Ovid
Prerequisite: LATN 202
Ovid was one of the most prolific and influential authors of the Augustan age. In this course we will explore the various genres of Ovidian poetry, Ovid’s relationship with his poetic antecedents and contemporaries, and his engagement with the political realities of the Augustan regime. V.2, V.3.

LATN 353 (3): Roman Comedy
Prerequisite: LATN 202
This course explores the comedies of Plautus and Terence. Through reading their plays both in the original Latin and in translation, we will consider their generic antecedents, performative context and the colloquial and archaic quality of their Latin. V.2, V.3.

LATN 358 (3): Topics in Latin Literature
Prerequisite: LATN 202
This course explores themes in Latin literature and draws on a wide variety of authors and genres. Topics may include Latin epistolography, the Roman Novel, the city and countryside in Latin literature and Roman ethics.

LATN 361 (1, 2 or 3): Special Study
Prerequisites: 100-level LATN course and permission of the instructor
The study of an intermediate-level topic by an individual student or by a small group of students under the immediate supervision of a faculty member.

LATN 367 (3): Vergil
Prerequisite: LATN 202
This course will survey the works of Vergil and include selections from the “Aeneid,” “Georgics” and “Eclogues.” The course will conclude with a look at the vast tradition of later Medieval and Renaissance poems and poets influenced directly by Vergil’s timeless corpus. V.2, V.3.

LATN 461 (1, 2 or 3): Independent Study
Prerequisites: One 100-level LATN course, one 200-level LATN course and permission of the instructor
Pursuit of an upper-level research project determined in advance by the student in consultation with a faculty member who will act as the sponsor.