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

Fall 2005

LAT 323 • Elegy

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
31010 MWF
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
WAG 112

Course Description

An introduction to one of Latin's most important literary genres. We shall try to read poems from the three premier love poets, Propertius, Tibullus, Ovid. It will be useful, as well, to compare the love poetry of Catullus and Vergil, who marked the way for the three authors I have highlighted. We shall study what remains of Cornelius Gallus, the great precursor of the Augustan Elegists. Grading: Three Hour Exams 33 1/3% each


Editions and Commentaries: of Propertius (W.A. Camps), Tibullus (M.C.J. Putnam) Ovid (Lee)


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