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LATIN 306 A: Cicero And Ovid

Meeting Time: 
MTWF 11:30am - 12:20pm
PAR 213
Stephen Hinds at town-line of Ovid, NY (Aug 2016)
Stephen E. Hinds

Syllabus Description:

NOTICE:  As already communicated via the class email list, there will be no class meeting on either Wedn Jan 3 or Fri Jan 5:  we will meet for the first time on **Monday January 8**.  This is because the Society for Classical Studies, of which I serve on the Board of Directors and on other committees, has its annual conference in Boston this week:  apologies for the inconvenience.
For that first class meeting on Monday, could you prepare just the *first twelve lines* of the first story in the Ovid textbook (of whose arrival in the U Bookstore I now have confirmation)?  That is, the start of Baucis and Philemon, at Ovid, Metamorphoses 8, lines 616-627, on pp.8-9 of the book.
thanks, Stephen Hinds


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

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.


Catalog Description: 
Readings from the orations of Cicero and the poetry of Ovid; elementary exercises in Latin prose composition. Prerequisite: LATIN 305. Offered: W.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
January 10, 2018 - 9:14pm