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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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Horace, THE ODES, EPODES, SATIRES, EPISTLES, and ARS POETICA (samples of each).
Selected secondary readings.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two short papers, as exercises in practical criticism, and a longer final paper; occasional in-class reports; reading assignments (in Latin) each class.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students should normally have two years of college Latin or the equivalent. In doubtful cases, consult instructor.
|Instructor(s): Roberts,Michael J. Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: DWNY100; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 5||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 2||FR: 2|
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