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

Fall 2009

LAT 323 • Ovid

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
33083 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
WAG 208

Course Description

Ovid's Metamorphoses is both a delightful introduction to Greek and Roman mythology and one of the most important works in the history of literature. In this course we will read extensive passages of the Metamorphoses in Latin and the entire work in English. Among the topics discussed will be the sound of Latin epic poetry, Ovid's life and works, Ovid's relationship to Augustan Rome, and the influence of Ovid on later literature.  Grading: Class participation (includes daily homework and discussion and formal and informal presentations): 20% Two midterm exams: 15% each Final exam: 30% Short term paper: 20% Texts: Margaret Musgrove, The Student's Ovid (Oklahoma University Press) Ovid, Metamorphoses, translated by Rolfe Humphries (Indiana University Press)


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