LATIN 439

Tacitus

Comparative Arts and Letters College of Humanities

Course Description

In-depth study of the prose of Tacitus.

When Taught

Contact Department

Grade Rule

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

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Close Reading in Original Language

Learning Outcome

Successful students will intelligently evaluate texts of Tacitus in the original language and express their understanding in examinations and essays.

Title

Reading Latin with Understanding

Learning Outcome

By approaching texts of Tacitus successful students will learn techniques of reading Latin prose literature with subtlety and precision.

Title

Literary History

Learning Outcome

Successful students will understand the place of Tacitus in the literary history of Classical antiquity, locating him in the larger context of political and cultural history.

Title

Critical Method

Learning Outcome

Successful students will understand and apply principles and practice of critical method in all its complexity, with specific reference to texts of Tacitus.