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LATIN 463 A: Latin Literature of the Empire

Meeting Time: 
MW 2:30pm - 4:20pm
Location: 
PAR 206
SLN: 
15898
Instructor:
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Sarah Culpepper Stroup

Syllabus Description:

Latin 463: Seneca

Do you like stories about emperors turning into vegetables? Do you like sunsets, kittens, relaxing walks on the beach, and pondering the implications of a complete (if forced) withdrawal from political life?  Hey, who doesn't?!?  Just because you are a Stoic doesn't mean you don't like to let your hair down. Au contraire! Nobody knew how to have a good time like Seneca the Younger, and this course is going to prove it. We will read both the laugh-out-loud best seller, Apocolocyntosis, as well as the fragmentary, but strangely soothing, de Otio. A close reading of these texts will be accompanied by discussions of style, syntax, intellectual and social context, and grammar.

Catalog Description: 
Readings and discussion of selected authors from the Roman Empire.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 17, 2018 - 9:12pm
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