LATIN 440

Roman Satire

Comparative Arts and Letters College of Humanities

Course Description

Selections from Horace, Petronius, and Juvenal.

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 selected texts of Horace, Petronius, and Juvenal in the original language and express their understanding in examinations and essays.

Title

Reading Latin with Understanding

Learning Outcome

By approaching texts of Horace, Petronius, and Juvenal successful students will learn techniques of reading Latin prose and verse 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 Roman satire.

Title

Literary History

Learning Outcome

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