Classics 202B

Survey of Latin Literature
Section: 
001 SEM
Days and Time: 
TTh 11:00-12:29P
Room: 
DOEL 308C
Units: 
4
Instructor: 
Sailor, Dylan
Course Description: 

In this course we will read together a series of Latin texts from the Augustan era to the late second century CE, at a pace of about thirty Oxford Classical Text pages of prose or 1000 lines of verse per week. We will proceed roughly chronologically and all of the Latin texts will be drawn from the Classics PhD reading list. Although I expect that most of the time and effort we invest in the class will go towards attaining good understanding of the Latin assigned, the course also affords an opportunity to take a broad view—a kind of "survey," if you will—of the landscape of literary activity in Latin and to familiarize ourselves with and explore some of the salient issues surrounding genres, periods, authors, and particular works.

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