Apuleius: THE GOLDEN ASS|
Fall 2010 not offered
Fast-paced, magical, sexy, and bizarre, APULEIUS: GOLDEN ASS, or METAMORPHOSES, contains more than enough rowdy episodes to keep us entertained for a semester. The novel tells the story of the feckless Lucius, the man-turned-ass whose encounters with the residents of Thessaly range from the vulgar to the weird to the sublime. Our goals, in addition to reading and understanding the Latin, include tracing prominent themes and becoming acquainted with recent relevant scholarship.
LAT 254 will require students to write five or six short (1-page) responses to readings in modern scholarship on Apuleius; students will also write a final paper for the course based on their own research interests.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CLST)
E.J. Kenney, ed. APULEIUS: CUPID AND PSYCHE
J. Ruebel, ed. APULEIUS: METAMORPHOSES BOOK 1
W. Turpin, ed. APULEIUS: METAMORPHOSES BOOK 3
P.G. Walsh, trans. APULEIUS: THE GOLDEN ASS
J. Winkler, AUCTOR & ACTOR : A NARRATOLOGICAL READING OF APULEIUS' GOLDEN ASS
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Translation and participation in class discussion, reading response papers, hour-long translation tests,
take-home final examination.
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