Fulfills the L&S Breadth Requirement in Arts & Literature
In this course we will read selections from Vergil’s Aeneid in Latin. Our main focus during class will be on reading and discussing individual passages of the poem. In addition we will explore the poem’s literary and cultural background to put our readings into a larger context and gain a deeper understanding of Vergil’s poem. The ultimate goal of the course is to enable students to read and appreciate Latin poetry on their own. There will be brief translation quizzes, midterm and final exams, and an essay.