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

Fall 2008

LAT 390 • Readings in Latin Prose

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
33310 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
WAG 10

Course Description

The goal of this course is to improve students' skill in reading Latin through a mixture of close reading, sight translation, and extensive reading in the works of Caesar, Cicero, and Livy. We will spend most of each Tuesday working our way meticulously through assigned passages of these three authors. Most of each Thursday will be spent reading those same authors at sight, addressing questions on longer reading assignments, and discussing questions of style, context, and literary criticism. Grading: Class participation: 30 % Quizzes: 30% Final exam: 40%

Grading Policy

Class participation: 30 % Quizzes: 30% Final exam: 40%


Texts: Caesar, Bellum Gallicum I Caesar, Bellum Civile I Cicero, De Imperio Pompei Cicero, Pro Milone Livy, Book 21 Livy, Book 22


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