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

Spring 2009

LAT 316 • Lyric Poetry: Class & Medieval

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
32430 MWF
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
PAR 214
Kaulbach

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.

Texts

Keith Sidwell, Reading Medieval Latin many xeroxes

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