LATIN 437

The Latin Epistle

Comparative Arts and Letters College of Humanities

Course Description

Letters of Cicero, Seneca, Pliny, and the later tradition.

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 letters of Cicero, Seneca, Pliny, and later authors in the original language and express their understanding in examinations and essays.

Title

Reading Latin with Understanding

Learning Outcome

By approaching a variety of Latin epistles successful students will learn techniques of reading Latin prose literature with subtlety and precision.

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 the Latin epistolary tradition.

Title

Literary History

Learning Outcome

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