Fall 2018 not offered
The poetry of Catullus often has an immediate appeal to contemporary readers. In Tom Stoppard's play THE INVENTION OF LOVE, the claim is made that he invented love as we think of it. But in addition to his love poetry, Catullus is also the writer of a mini-mythological epic (an epyllion), an account of the strange story of the self-castration of Attis, wedding hymns, translations from Greek lyric, invective, and elegy. In this course, we will read an extensive selection of Catullus' poetry and discuss the critical issues they raise in the light of selected readings from modern scholarship.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CCIV)(CLAS)
STUDENTS' CATULLUS, ed. Daniel H. Garrison (ISBN 978041536826X)
Selected Secondary Readings
|Examination and Assignments: |
Translation exam; mid-term (paper or exam); final paper
Regular passages to prepare in Latin for each class
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Regular attendance expected. Students should have two years of college Latin or the equivalent.