Spring 2011 not offered
In this course, through a close reading of Horace's lyric poetry, we will seek to understand the nature of Horatian lyric, its formal qualities and thematic preoccupations. I will encourage students to become aware of the critical methodologies that have been brought to bear on the ODES by selected readings in secondary literature. We will also consider the modern reception of these poems and the problems they present for a translator as a further attempt to understand their special qualities.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
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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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