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LATIN (LATN) COURSES are conducted in English but use the Latin language extensively. All courses except LATN 395 carry three (3) credit hours.

 

LATN 101 ELEMENTARY LATIN I (3)

An introduction to the elements of Latin; pronunciation, forms, syntax, vocabulary, and reading (both LATN 101 and 102 must be completed to obtain credit).

LATN 102 ELEMENTARY LATIN II (3)

An introduction to the elements of Latin; pronunciation, forms, syntax, vocabulary, and reading (both LATN 101 and 102 must be completed to obtain credit). Prereq: LATN 101 or equivalent.

LATN 201/401 LATIN PROSE AUTHORS (3)

Reading and discussion of such prose authors as Cicero, Caesar, Livy or Pliny. Prereq: LATN 102 or equivalent. Cross-listed as WLIT 231/431.

LATN 202/402 VERGIL (3)

Primarily readings from The Aeneid; selections from Vergil’s other work may be introduced at instructor’s discretion. Prereq: LATN 201 or equivalent. Cross-listed as WLIT 232/432.

LATN 305/405 LITERATURE OF THE REPUBLIC (3)

A reading course in prose and poetry of the Roman Republic. Extensive selections from Cicero and Catullus, and one comedy of Terence. Prereq: LATN 202 or equivalent. Cross-listed as WLIT 334/434.

LATN 306/406 SURVEY OF LATIN LITERATURE (3)

Reading and discussion of selections from the various genres of Latin literature of the Roman Republic and Empire such as historical narrative, lyric and elegiac poetry, comic drama, forensic rhetoric, philosophical dialogue, didactic literature, letters, and epigrams. Prereq: LATN 202 or equivalent. Cross-listed as WLIT 346/446.

LATN 307/407 LIVY (3)

Readings in Books I and XXI, with other selections from this major Augustan historian. Prereq: LATN 202 or equivalent. Cross-listed as WLIT 347/447.

LATN 308/408 HORACE: ODES & EPODES (3)

Readings and discussion of extensive selections from the poetry of Horace; consideration of Horace as exemplifying the spirit of the Augustan Age. Prereq: LATN 202. Cross-listed as 348/448.

LATN 309/409 MEDIEVAL LATIN (3)

Reading and interpretation of Latin texts from the Middle Ages. Material selected according to the needs and interests of students. Prereq: LATN 202 or equivalent. Cross-listed as 349/449.

LATN 351/451 LATIN DIDACTIC LITERATURE (3)

Readings from didactic poetry such as Lucretius and Vergil’s Georgics. Parodies like Ovid’s Ars Amatoria or prose treatises may also be introduced. Prereq: LATN 202 or equivalent. Cross-listed as WLIT 351/451.

LATN 352/452 HISTORY (3)

Works of the Roman historian Cornelius Tacitus; his Annals I-VI dealing with his portrait of

Emperor Tiberius and the Empire after the death of Augustus. Prereq: LATN 202 or equivalent.

LATN 353/453 EPIC (3)

Extensive readings in Latin epic poetry, including Catullus, Vergil’s Aeneid, Lucan, Statius or other “silver” epics. Particular attention to the artistic and literary qualities of the works and to the development of Latin epic tradition. Prereq: LATN 202 or equivalent.

LATN 354/454 DRAMA (3)

Reading of at least one play each by Plautus and Terence. Attention to the history of Latin and Greek New Comedy, and the contrasting styles of the two authors. Prereq: LATN 202 or equivalent. Cross-listed as WLIT 354/454.

LATN 356/456 ELEGIAC POETRY (3)

Translation and interpretation of selected elegies by Catullus, Tibullus, Propertius, and Ovid. Prereq: LATN 202 or equivalent. Cross-listed as WLIT 336/436.

LATN 370/470 LATIN PROSE COMPOSITION (3)

This course is designed to strengthen students’ active command of Latin grammar and idiomatic prose style. At a basic level, students are trained to pay attention to details ofand thus to write grammatically correct Latin prose. Going beyond this, the course teaches Latin idioms. Finally, it aims to develop students’ intuitive feeling for the Latin language. The ultimate goal is to write in a Ciceronian prose style. Prereq: LATN 202 or equivalent.

LATN 380/480 ADVANCED TOPICS IN LATIN LITERATURE (3)

Study and discussion of important authors, works, and topics not covered regularly. Content will reflect particular interests of students and faculty and timeliness of topics. Prereq: LATN 202 or equivalent.

LATN 395 DIRECTED READINGS (1-3)

Directed readings in Latin of authors selected to serve the individual interests and needs of undergraduate students. Each program planned and completed under the supervision of the instructor with whom the student wishes to work. Prereq: Consent of department.