In this class we will focus on the odes of Horace and the short poems of Catullus, discussing the ways this poetry engages both the Greco-Roman literary tradition and its own contemporary social context. Class time will include practice in translating, scansion and grammar analysis, along with analysis of the poetry in a broader context. We will also read some short examples of modern criticism and response to this poetry. There will be regular translation quizzes (both prepared and at sight), a midterm, a final exam, and at least two writing assignments (the longest of which will be in the 8-10 pp. range).
|Horace: Epodes and Odes||Garrison, ed.||University of Oklahoma Press||978-0806130576||1998||Yes|
|The Student's Catullus||Garrison, ed.||University of Oklahoma Press||978-0806142326||4th; 2012||Yes|