Fall 2018 not offered
Follow the down-and-out Roman Encolpius as he embarks on a titillating tour of the Mediterranean, persecuted (with impotence!) by the phallic god Priapus. Join him as he attends the longest dinner party in Latin literature, a class-crossing affair including nouveau riche, citizens, slaves, freedmen, and foreigners. In addition to reading the Latin, we will examine issues of scholarship, from the title (Satyrica? Satyricon?), to the genre, to sexuality, to class and status.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CCIV)(CLAS)
B. Severy-Hoven, THE SATYRICA OF PETRONIUS: AN INTERMEDIATE READER WITH COMMENDARY AND GUILDED REVIEW (Oklahoma 2014)
S. Ruden, trans., THE SATYRICON (Indianapolis 2000) Selected articles assigned in class.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Regular tests, vocabulary and grammar quizzes, 2 short papers.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Daily translation of Latin, attendance, participation.