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LAT751: Roman Satire

This course explores the meaning of the Roman interpretation of satire (satura, meaning "medley") and how the literary form developed from an improvisational, personal story set to meter to a light

This course explores the meaning of the Roman interpretation of satire (satura, meaning "medley") and how the literary form developed from an improvisational, personal story set to meter to a light-hearted yet dagger-sharp form of social criticism. Reading selections from Lucilius, Horace, and Juvenal, students will have an opportunity to consider how the self is perceived in and by society.