Classical Studies | Survey of Latin Literature I
L536 | 1050 | Leach


L536: SURVEY OF LATIN LITERATURE I meets MW in BH 305 from 4:00P-5:15P


	The first semester of the survey course will present as broad
and as full a picture as time allows of Latin literary history from
Livius Andronicus through Ovid's "erotic" poems within a cultural
context. Selections in Latin will be assigned for discussion in each
class. These will be short, but supplemented by extensive readings in
translation. There will also be substantial reading assignments in
secondary literature. Traditional scholarly questions will be
introduced, especially through readings in the Cambridge History of
Latin Literature and G.B. Conte's Latin Literature: A History, but
discussion will also emphasize the construction of continuities in
Roman literature by considering its history as an aspect of Roman
social culture. The volumes IX and X of the Cambridge Ancient History
will provide necessary background. In addition to other assignments,
students will be expected to submit bi-weekly responses to their
reading in the form of short papers.
	All needed books are available in the Classical Studies
graduate library, but, for the convenience of those who wish to build
personal libraries, relevant translations will be placed on bookstore
order. These will include:

Penguin translations of some of Cicero's Rhetorical/Philosophical
Work; Ovid's short poems; Sallust; Caesar's Civil War; Horace's
Satires; Livy 1-5. Oxford World's Classics translations of Lucretius;
Suetonius; Horace's Odes and Epodes; Ovid's Metamorphoses.