LATIN 301

Classical Latin Poetry

Comparative Arts and Letters College of Humanities

Course Description

Selections from Vergil's Aeneid and Ovid's Metamorphoses.

When Taught

Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Grammar, Syntax, and Meter of Classical Latin Poetry

Learning Outcome

Successful students will acquire a foundation in the grammar and syntax of Classical Latin poetry. They will also acquire a basic knowledge of the principles of scanning Latin verse. Vergil's Aeneid and Ovid's Metamorphoses are regularly chosen as examples.

Title

Morphology of Classical Latin Poetry

Learning Outcome

Successful students will master the morphology of Classical Latin poetry. Students should be able to identify fully the forms of nouns, adjectives, verbs (finite and infinitive forms), adverbs, participles, etc.

Title

Translation of Latin Poetic Text

Learning Outcome

Successful students should be able to translate a Latin poetic text into good English.

Title

Locating Literary Accomplishments

Learning Outcome

Successful students should be able to locate the literary accomplishments of the chosen author (such as Vergil or Ovid) in the context of Latin literature generally and of his own literary context specifically.