LATIN 436

Tragedy and Epic of the Early Empire

Comparative Arts and Letters College of Humanities

Course Description

Selections from Seneca, Lucan, and the Flavian epic poets.

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 evaluate tragedy and epic of the Early Roman Empire through close reading in the original language and express their understanding in examinations and essays.

Title

Reading Latin with Understanding

Learning Outcome

By approaching tragedy and epic of the Early Roman Empire, successful students will learn techniques of reading Latin verse literature with subtlety and precision.

Title

Critical Method

Learning Outcome

Students will understand and apply principles and practice of critical method in all its complexity, with specific reference to the tragedies and epics of the Early Roman Empire.

Title

Literary History

Learning Outcome

Students will understand the place of tragedy and epic of the Early Roman Empire in the literary history of Classical literature, locating them in the larger context of political and cultural history.