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

Summer 2008

LAT f365 • Livy and Early Rome

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
83650 MTWThF
2:30 PM-5:30 PM
WAG 112

Course Description

CLASS MEETS JUNE 9-27. This course is designed especially with teachers of Latin in the secondary schools in mind but should be of interest to all students of Latin. The class will meet for three weeks (June 9-27, 2008) for three hours each day. The stories of Livy's early books (Romulus and Remus, Lucretia, Horatius at the bridge) are incomparable both for their inherent excitement and for what they tell us about how the Romans viewed themselves. We will read and discuss a number of these stories, paying particular attention to the mixture of history and myth in Livy's account, Livy's view of what it means to be Roman, and how the stories can best be put to use in the classroom.

Grading Policy

Grading: LAT 385 (graduate credit) Class participation: 40% Final exam: 30% Paper (due July 9th): 30% LAT365 (undergraduate credit) Class participation: 40% Final exam: 60%


Required Texts: Livy, Book 1, edited by Julia Haig Gaisser and T. Davina McClain. Livy: Book II, ed. J. Whiteley Livy, The Early History of Rome, translated by Aubrey de Sélincourt. Course packet


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