LAT s312K • Second-Year Latin II: Vergil's Aeneid
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Latin 312K introduces intermediate Latin students to one of the most fascinating poems ever written: Vergil's epic tale of the origins of Rome, its lofty ideals, and its imagined destiny. The course will focus first and foremost on solidifying students' grasp of Latin morphology and syntax; but we'll also discuss questions of interpretation and Roman culture. We'll read and discuss selections of the Aeneid in all its original Latin glory. The bulk of the workload will consist of reading and translating assigned selections (a total of about 1000 lines). There will also be exercises on Latin grammar and vocabulary, and students will be expected to read the entire poem in English. Prerequisites: LAT 311 or 312M, or the equivalent by placement test, with a grade of at least C. Note: If it has been more than a month since your last Latin course, you should be sure to review morphology and syntax BEFORE the course begins. Everyone should expect 2-3 hours of homework daily (preparation, exercises, review, reading), and more if your preparation is weak or your Latin is rusty (more than a semester since your last course). Requirements: Daily attendance, preparation, and participation; homework exercises; weekly tests; comprehensive final exam.
Vergil's Aeneid: Selections, ed. B.W. Boyd (Bolchazy-Carducci 2004) Vergil (ISBN 086516584X) Aeneid, trans. R. Fitzgerald (Random) (ISBN 0679729526)