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Pliny and Trajan
LAT 255
Spring 2011 not offered

Selections from Books 1-9 of Pliny's letters will be read to introduce the range of topics found in the letters and the friends and relations who received them. Next, we will read all of Book 10, which collects the correspondence with the emperor Trajan when Pliny was governor of the province of Bithynia-Pontus. Our goal in studying this book is to work out how Pliny understood his relationship as a senator and subject to the emperor Trajan. To help meet this goal, we will read in addition selections in Latin from Pliny's PANEGYRIC TO TRAJAN and in English parts of Dio Chrysostom's ON SOVEREIGNTY. Finally, we will consider how Trajan and his reign was depicted in art, especially in the famous Column of Trajan and the Beneventum Arch.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CLAS
Course Format: LanguageGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on DEC-10-2023
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