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In this course, students complete an intense review of Latin grammar while also reading selections of several Latin authors with an eye toward identifying the stylistic elements that make each...

This course is dedicated to reading selections from the short carmina of a revolutionary young lyric poet, Gaius Valerius Catullus. Love, hate, betrayal, loyalty, invective and the art of writing...

Quintilian said, "For posterity, the name of Cicero has come to be regarded as the name of eloquence itself." In this course, students will read Cicero's First Oration Against Catiline and...

Quintilian said, "For posterity, the name of Cicero has come to be regarded as the name of eloquence itself." In this accelerated course, students will read Cicero's First Oration Against Catiline...

This sequence of courses introduces students to the study of ancient Greek, specifically the Attic dialect. No prior knowledge of Greek, Latin, or another inflected language is assumed. The most...

This accelerated introductory sequence is designed for students who wish to complete the Greek requirement for the Classical Diploma (Latin concentration) in just one year. It covers the basic...

This introduction to the study of Latin is for beginning students and for those who have previously studied some Latin but do not place into Latin 210 or TR1. The most common forms and syntax are...

This accelerated introductory sequence is designed for students who wish to complete the Latin requirement for the Classical Diploma (Greek concentration) in just one year. It covers the basic...

This course offers a close reading of one or more comedies by the Athenian playwright Aristophanes. Irreverent, incisive and, above all, entertaining, the comedies of Aristophanes laid bare the...

Depending on the interests of the students and instructor, this course offers readings in either Greek epic or lyric poetry. In the epic sequence, students will read at least two books of Homer's...

Students will read a play written by one of the three extant Greek tragedians: Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. Discussion and research may include such topics as comparison of other tragedies...

Homer's Iliad is the earliest work of Western literature and perhaps its greatest. In this course, students will read Book 1 in the original Greek, attuning themselves to what Matthew Arnold gave...

In this course, students study many of Horace's lyric poems (Odes) and at least one of his Satires. Horace used his verse to discuss topics essential to fundamental human happiness in the face of...

This sequence continues the study of ancient Greek from the first year. By the end of the second term, students will read adapted selections from Herodotus, who wrote about the Persian Wars with a...

This sequence continues to introduce students to additional forms and syntax, including the subjunctive mood. After completion of this material, students will have their first taste of authentic,...

Quintilian famously said, "In elegy too we challenge the Greeks." Although indebted to the Greeks, the Roman elegists created a kind of personal love poetry never seen before in literature: a...

Students will read selections of Latin prose from Caesar, Cicero, Pliny, Sallust, Seneca, Tacitus and the Acts of the Apostles in the Vulgate. What these selections all have in common is that they...

Vergil said of Lucretius: "Happy is he who could understand the causes of things." Lucretius was an ardent Epicurean who believed that the world was composed of indivisible particles called atoms...

Although they wrote in different genres - Martial was a master of the epigram, while Petronius wrote something resembling a modern novel - the works of these first century CE authors are both...

This course offers an introduction to poetry and meter through selections from Ovid's Metamorphoses, the epic poem that breathes life into our understanding of so many Greco-Roman myths. The...

This course explores in depth the wittiest of Roman poets, Publius Ovidius Naso. First, we will read three of his Amores, the love poems that made him famous; then, the opening of the Ars Amatoria...

Students read Plato's Apology in its entirety. While continuing the study of Greek prose grammar and style, this course presents students with the fundamental challenge of Plato's Socrates, a...

This course begins with a review of beginning Greek that includes readings in Xenophon's Memorabilia and then turns to the study of Plato's Crito, a prose dialogue in which Socrates discusses the...

A.N. Whitehead once said that all of Western philosophy was but a footnote to Plato. This course provides a close study of the Republic, perhaps Plato's most important and influential work....

The comedies of Plautus are the earliest complete works of Latin literature we have. Adapting the plots of earlier Greek plays, Plautus made them his own by adding such distinctively Roman...

The literature of ancient Greece and Rome has been received, resisted, used and misused by many cultures that followed. Homer, who died more than two thousand years ago, has had a rich afterlife,...

Similar in scope to HIS204, this course will be taken simultaneously with LAT220 and provides a deeper historical background to the authors that students will read in second-year Latin and beyond...