LAT 323 • Latin Poetry & Prose: Junior Reading
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Livy wrote an exhaustive (142 books) history of Rome from before the founding up almost to his own (Augustan) day. His narrative has been influential for our understanding of the Romans' view of their own past, and his colorful descriptions of Rome's rulers and her people have influenced much of later historiography, art, and music. Class will be devoted primarily to translation, with emphasis on grammar and syntax as well as the historical significance of Livy's approach to Roman history. We will concentrate on the early history of Rome with the important events during the monarchy and the beginning of Roman expansion in Italy, including the 10-year war with its Etruscan neighbor, the city of Veii.
Livy, Book I (ed. H.E. Gould & J.L. Whiteley, Bristol Classical Press) Livy, Book V (ed. R.I. Ross, Bristol Classical Press) Livy, Early history of Rome (Penguin translation)