LAT 511K • Accelerated Second-Year Latin
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
This course aims to cover the second year of Latin in a single semester and so prepare the student for upper-division coursework, with the linguistic facility needed to read Latin literature critically. Our texts are Cicero's Pro Caelio and select poems of Catullus. These two authors give us something like the polar extremes of Late Republican Latin, and there is historical, cultural, and literary interest in pairing the two texts.
First test (15%), midterm (25%), final exam (25%), quizzes (25%), participation (10%)
Cicero: Pro M. Caelio Oratio, R. Austin (Oxford) The Student's Catullus, D. Garrison (Oklahoma U.P.) Bennett, New Latin Grammar (recommended) Cassell's Latin Dictionary (recommended)