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

Spring 2009

LAT 323 • Latin Verse Satire

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
32433 TTh
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
WAG 112

Course Description

Satura quidem tota nostra est: "Satire, at least, is totally ours." Such was Quintilian's pithy verdict on the most elusive and quintessentially Roman of literary genres, Satire. In this class, we will examine selected verse satires by Horace, Persius, and Juvenal, among others. Attention will be paid to each poet's adaptation of traditional conventions (including meter), his engagement with poets previous and contemporary, and his work's reflection of contemporary Roman culture.


Miller, P.A., ed. 2005. Latin Verse Satire: An Anthology and Critical Reader. New York: Routledge.


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