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

Fall 2008


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
33220 to 33235 Multiple Sections

Course Description

(33220) TTH 9:30 - 11:00 CBA 4.342 STRAIN (33230) MWF 12:00 - 1:00 GAR 1.134 FRIEND (33235) MWF 1:00 - 2:00 GAR 1.134 HICKS

Latin 311 introduces the intermediate Latin student to one of the masters of Latin prose--Cicero. First and foremost, this course will focus on solidifying students' knowledge of Latin morphology and syntax through intensive review of grammar and forms combined with the close reading of Ciceronian Latin. We will also begin to consider issues of interpretation through discussion of Cicero's rhetoric. During the term, we will read in their entirety two of Cicero's justly famous speeches attacking Catiline as a traitor to Rome. In addition, students will read UT alumnus Steven Saylor's modern treatment of the events in his novel, Catilina's Riddle. We will begin the term with relatively brief assignments of 10-15 lines/class, progressing to 25+ lines by the end of the term. Class meetings will consist of translation of the assigned readings; discussion of morphology and syntax in that reading; and review of Latin syntactical constructions (e.g cum clauses; purpose clauses) as needed. Students registered for Latin 311 must have earned at least a C in Latin 507, 508, or 506Q (or the equivalent in a placement exam).


Required Texts Aeneas to Augustus Cassell's L-E/E-L Dictionary New Latin Grammar


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