Reading Latin, Writing Latin|
Fall 2020 not offered
This is a nontraditional introduction to writing Latin. Through reading and discussing short selections of mainly narrative and descriptive Latin prose from all periods, from the classical to the Renaissance, students will develop greater familiarity with Latin styles and the expressive possibilities of the language. Students will try writing Latin themselves (often collaboratively and with ample opportunity for revision). Subjects will include proverbs, familiar sayings or catchphrases, song lyrics, and so forth (anything is fair game for translation), as well as short narratives, culminating in a final project. As well as developing greater facility with Latin, students will reflect on the experience of learning Latin, the history of Latin, and its place in the modern world.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CLST)(CWRC)
Occasional short readings in Latin to illustrate varieties of style.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two short graded translations, of proverbs and a fable (or other short narrative), and a final translation project. There will also be various translation assignments, individual and collaborative, throughout the semester. One project will be to add Latin subtitles to a movie scene.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Regular class attendance. Students should have had at least two years of college Latin or the equivalent.
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