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LAT320: Latin Prose

Students will read selections of Latin prose from Caesar, Cicero, Pliny, Sallust, Seneca, Tacitus and the Acts of the Apostles in the Vulgate.

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 reveal the attitudes of elite Roman men toward women, slaves and foreigners. By focusing on the lives of non-elite Romans, we hope to circumvent the bias of our sources in order to gain a fuller understanding of Roman society.