Spring 2016 not offered
In this course we will sample representative examples from a range of Horace's poems, including his SATIRES, ODES, EPISTLES, and ART OF POETRY. Horace is a brilliant exponent of the Latin language, capable of a range of tones, from beautiful and subtle lyric to high comedy, with a flair for the human scale, a taste for deflating the self-important, and an elusive strain of undogmatic moral seriousness. In addition to reading some of the poems, students will also read select examples of modern criticism. As a final group project, students will each prepare a paper on a poem or poems of Horace that will form the basis of a presentation: "An Evening with Quintus Horatius Flaccus: Horace in (Mainly) His Own Words."
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Horace, THE ODES and selected EPODES
Selected secondary readings.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
A sequence of three short papers, as exercises in practical criticism and a longer final paper; occasional in-class reports; reading assignments (in Latin) each week.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students will normally have had at least two years of college instruction in Latin or the equivalent. In doubtful cases, consult the instructor. Regular attendance is required.
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