The course provides a brief introduction to late and medieval Latin. We will begin with a series of Christian texts from late antiquity that illustrate some of the changes Latin experienced in that period. In the second section of the course, the focus will be on pastoral and love poetry of the late Roman and medieval periods. For the final section of the course, each student will be asked to choose a text they would like to study and make the subject of their final paper. We will read portions of each text in class.
Interpretation: The course involves close reading and interpretation of a variety of different texts, prose and poetry.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CCIV)(CLAS)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
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PASSION OF PERPETUA
LATIN BIBLE (Account of the Fall)
AVITUS, SPIRITUAL HISTORY (Epic Poem on the Fall)
PERVIGILIUM VENERIS (Dream of Venus)
ALCUIN, Conflictus Veris et Hiemis
Select Pastoral and Love Poetry
|Examination and Assignments: |
One take-home exam, one short paper, and one long paper, plus in-class discussion and reports. About 2-3 pages of Latin to prepare for each class, and reading in secondary texts. Students will write a final paper on a medieval Latin text of their choosing and will give an oral report on their chosen text in one of the last class periods.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students should normally have taken a 200 level Latin course or the equivalent. In doubtful cases consult the instructor. Regular attendance is expected.
|Instructor(s): Roberts,Michael J. Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: DWNY208; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 4||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 10||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 2||FR: 2|
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