Advanced Latin:

PREREQUISITE: CLASS-UA 6 OR FOUR YEARS OF SECONDARY SCHOOL LATIN.

Reading and interpretation of some of the funniest poems ever published in Latin, by Horace and Juvenal. The authors enjoy representing vice and corruption in their societies, and at the same time expose the prejudice and bias inherent in their own culture. The emphasis is on comprehension of the text and on improving and refreshing grasp of language, grammar, syntax, style and meter. The translation tests will be based on work actually done in the seminar (no unseen). The only book needed for this class is P.A. Miller, Latin Verse Satire (out of print but downloadable from Bobst). You will also need a good Latin dictionary and a grammar, but you can use what you already have.

With extensive readings from Horace?s, Juvenal?s, and Persius?s satires, this class traces the development of the satiric mode from its earliest beginnings in Rome to its flowering under the Empire. The relationship of satire to the social world of Rome, including its treatment of money, women, political figures, and social climbers, is also examined.

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Fall 2021

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Alessandro Barchiesi
M: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM; W: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM BOBS LL143