Latin 306 (5 credits) Ovid, Metamorphoses and Cicero, selections Winter 2018
MTWF 11:30-12:20, Parrington 213 SLN 16412 VLPA
Prof. Stephen Hinds, Department of Classics firstname.lastname@example.org
This course continues UW's second-year Latin sequence from Latin 305. But also, if you completed the first year of college Latin strongly, this course will probably be a good fit even without Latin 305, and so too if you are looking for a first university course in Latin after a full program of high school Latin. Ask me ahead of the start of term if in doubt about the best Latin course for your level. The first five or six weeks of the quarter will be devoted to the mythological epic narratives of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, and the rest of the quarter to the prose writings of the leading Roman public figure and intellectual Cicero. User-friendly textbooks offering detailed commentary and context on the readings will be prescribed, to be available through the University Bookstore. The emphasis will be upon line by line translation, detailed interpretation, and broader literary and cultural contexts.
Best two of three quizzes: 50%
Final exam (covers prescribed reading after quiz 2): 40%
Homework and participation in class assignments: 10%
Quizzes and final exam will test the following:
prescribed reading; meter, grammar and composition; ‘sight’ translation; some issues of literary and cultural context.