LATIN 402 - Imperial Prose
Winter 2022, Section 001 - Livy
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Latin (LATIN)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
LATIN 301 or 302 or permission of instructor.
Other Course Info:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s).
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We will read Book 1 of Livy’s Ab Urbe Condita, which covers the early legends of Rome from its founding down through the end of the regal period (753-510 BCE). The primary goal is to increase your proficiency in Latin and engage you in the study of an author whose work is a standard of Roman historical writing. Class meetings will center on translation, including accurate grammatical analysis of the Latin and its felicitous rendering in English, as well as Livy’s prose style. This work will be the starting point for discussion of the interpretive issues that have occupied readers of Livy, especially the literary tradition and cultural climate within Livy composed his history of Rome.

Course Requirements:

Three translation assessments (one quiz, two exams), an oral report, and an essay (tentative plan).

Intended Audience:

Students who have completed Latin 301 or the equivalent of Latin 301.

Class Format:

Two meetings per week for translation and discussion.


LATIN 402 - Imperial Prose
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001 (REC)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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