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Lesley Dean-Jones, Chair 2210 Speedway, Mail Code C3400, Austin, TX 78712-1738 • 512-471-5742

Spring 2008

LAT 366 • Advanced Lyric Poetry: Classical & Medvl.

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
33135 MWF
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
PAR 214

Course Description

This course surveys a vast and varied literature, e.g., chronicle, science, theology, philosophy, art history, law. Students choose the readings because their needs vary. In past courses, we have read the Vulgate Bible, liturgies, "Pervigilium Veneris," manuscripts, chronicles of the Goths, travelogues, mythography, geography, saints' lives, commentaries on Virgil/ Cicero/ Plato, macaronic texts (Latin and/or Greek, vernacular), even Grammatical texts. Assignments: only daily translation, unless you need to write a paper. Show up for every class, be prepared to translate and know how to look into difficult constructions ("habere" plus infinitive) and words ("sule"). Prerequisites: LAT 311 or 312K or 312M with a grade of A or consent of the instructor.


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