Fall 2008 not offered
Books 7-12 of the AENEID describe the arrival in Italy of Aeneas and the Trojans and the war they must fight against the rugged peoples already occupying the land that they have been told is fated to be theirs. We will do close reading of most of these books in Latin (with the goal of improving each student's ability to read Latin quickly and with accuracy) and of the whole poem in English. By looking critically at the poem in its historical and literary context, we will try to determine what suggestions Vergil is making about war, heroism, the recent civil wars and accession to power of Augustus, and the strengths and weaknesses of the Roman state and people.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CLST)(CLST-Literature)
Major readings not known
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Short secondary assignments and brief class reports, two translation exams and a final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Class discussion and translation of assigned Latin will affect grading. Students should normally have taken at least one Latin course at the 200 level or the equivalent. In doubtful cases, consult instructor.
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