LATIN 101

Vergil
Section: 
001
Days and Time: 
MWF 3-3:59P
Room: 
DWIN206
Units: 
4
Instructor: 
Trevor Murphy
Additional Notes: 

Fulfills the L&S Breadth Requirement in Arts & Literature

 

Course Description: 

The aims of this class are:

  • To learn to read Latin poetry with understanding and enjoyment.  
  • By concentrating on morphology, syntax, and vocabulary, to improve the reading knowledge of Latin acquired in previous classes. 
  • To cultivate an ability to translate the Latin of Virgil's Aeneid at sight as well as after preparation.
  • To learn to scan dactylic hexameter verse, the meter of the Aeneid as well as of much other Latin poetry, and appreciating how meter affects our response to what we read. 
  • To discuss how to interpret Virgil's Aeneid and some problems of interpretation that have long exercised readers.
Semester: