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LATIN 462 A: Latin Literature of the Augustan Age

Capitoline Wolf
Meeting Time: 
TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm
Location: 
SMI 111
SLN: 
16962
Instructor:
Headshot of Sarah Levin-Richardson
Sarah Levin-Richardson

Syllabus Description:

Latin 462: Latin Literature of the Augustan Age: Livy

Fall 2019

T Th 2:30pm-4:20pm

SMI 111

 

Prof. Levin-Richardson (you can call me Professor Levin-Richardson, Professor L-R, or just Professor)

sarahlr@uw.edu

227 Denny Hall (enter through the main doors of Denny, pass the water fountain and elevators, and it’s the first office on the left)

Office Hours: M 10:00am-noon, and by appointment

 

Description:

In this course, students read Book 1 of Livy’s Ab Urbe Condita, which covers the foundation of the city of Rome and the regal period (753-510 BCE), including the stories of Romulus and Remus, the Sabine Women, and many others. While the majority of class time will be spent translating the text and discussing points of grammar and style, we will also read some scholarship on Livy.

 

This class is best suited for those who have completed two years of college-level Latin or the equivalent amount of High School Latin. If you have a background in Latin and are curious as to whether this class might be a good fit, feel free to contact me and we can chat.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • To gain speed and facility in translating Latin
  • To understand key features of Livy as an author and as a historian
  • To examine scholarship on Livy
  • To practice succinct academic writing

 

Learning Support:

If you know of something that might affect your learning (travel schedule with UW teams; health or personal crisis; religious observance) please contact me as soon as possible, ideally at the beginning of the quarter, so that I can make appropriate accommodations. Below you can find further resources:

  • The Classics Department maintains a list of local Latin tutors; email our Undergraduate Advisor, Prof. Cathy Connors (cconnors@uw.edu) for more information.
  • Disability Resources for Students: http://depts.washington.edu/uwdrs/
    • If you have already established accommodations with Disability Resources for Students (DRS), please communicate your approved accommodations to me at your earliest convenience so we can discuss your needs in this course.
    • If you have not yet established services through DRS, but have a temporary health condition or permanent disability that requires accommodations (conditions include but not limited to; mental health, attention-related, learning, vision, hearing, physical or health impacts), you are welcome to contact DRS at 206-543-8924 or uwdrs@uw.edu or uw.edu. DRS offers resources and coordinates reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities and/or temporary health conditions.  Reasonable accommodations are established through an interactive process between you, your instructor(s) and DRS.  It is the policy and practice of the University of Washington to create inclusive and accessible learning environments consistent with federal and state law.
  • Religious Accommodations:
    • Washington state law requires that UW develop a policy for accommodation of student absences or significant hardship due to reasons of faith or conscience, or for organized religious activities. The UW’s policy, including more information about how to request an accommodation, is available at Religious Accommodations Policy . Accommodations must be requested within the first two weeks of this course using the Religious Accommodations Request form .
  • UW Academic Support: http://depts.washington.edu/aspuw/more/campus-resources/
  • UW Counseling Center: http://www.washington.edu/counseling/

 

Required Text:

The required text for this class is Gould, H. E., and J. L. Whiteley, eds. Livy: Book I. Bristol Classical Press: 2004, which can be found in the U bookstore, as well as on amazon.com and other sites. Each meeting in the schedule describes what material should be read/prepared for that class session. For the second day of class, for example, please have read chapter 1 and 2 of the text in Latin and be prepared to translate and discuss the passages.

 

Grading:

In-Class Participation: 20%

Midterm exam (Tuesday, November 5, during class time): 30%

Final exam (Tuesday, December 10, 4:30-6:20pm): 30%

Writing Assignments (due Thursday October 24 and Thursday December 5 via canvas): 20%

 

Please come to class having read in Latin the passages assigned for that day, and be prepared to translate and discuss these passages. Each writing assignment is a 2-page overview of an assigned work of scholarship on Livy (further details will be posted on canvas).

 

The grading scale used in this class is as follows:

 

 

Percentage Earned 

Grade-Point Equivalent

100-97

4.0

96

3.9

95-94

3.8

93

3.7

92-91

3.6

90

3.5

89-88

3.4

87

3.3

86

3.2

85

3.1

84

3.0

83

2.9

82

2.8

81

2.7

80

2.6

79

2.5

78

2.4

77

2.3

76

2.2

75

2.1

74

2.0

73

1.9

72

1.8

71

1.7

70

1.6

69

1.5

68

1.4

67

1.3

66

1.2

65

1.1

64

1.0

63

0.9

62-61

0.8

60

0.7 [lowest passing grade]

59 and x < 59

0.0

 

 

Further Expectations:

  • In class

    • You are responsible for all materials assigned in the readings and covered in class. If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to get notes from a classmate.

      • The University of Washington prohibits the selling of notes online or through any other channels.
    • Getting in touch with each other
      • Please check your uw email daily; this is how I will communicate with you about pertinent information (such as changes to assignments, or if class needs to be cancelled for some reason).
      • I hold office hours twice a week to be there for you! I am happy to chat with you about class (including any concerns you may have), how to follow your interest in classics, study abroad opportunities, etc. If you are anxious about assignments, please come to office hours and we can discuss strategies one-on-one. If you would like to chat but can’t make it to scheduled office hours, just email me and we can find a time to meet.
      • I am happy to answer questions over email, but please check the syllabus first to see whether the answer is there.
      • I will respond to emails by the end of the next working day (which means that if you email me on Friday afternoon, I may not respond until Monday afternoon).
    • Grading
      • Students are expected to adhere to ethical behavior in their work, including following posted guidelines for each assignment concerning group work and plagiarism/cheating.
      • Make-up exams will be given only in the case of illness or emergency, or for university-approved events (athletics, etc.) that are cleared with me in advance.
      • I’d be happy to discuss any of your graded work with you, but I ask that you wait twenty-four hours after receiving your exam back in order to begin to process my feedback. After the twenty-four-hour period, please feel free to email me to set up a time to meet. Unfortunately, I cannot discuss grades over email.
    • Other:
      • Posting course materials is not allowed without my written authorization.

 

Tentative Schedule of Readings; please check Canvas for an up-to-date schedule:

Week 1

Th Sept 26: Introduction

 

Week 2

T Oct. 1: chapters 1-2

Th Oct 3: chapter 4 (skip 3)

 

Week 3

T Oct 8: chapters 5-6

Th Oct 10: chapter 7

 

Week 4

T Oct 15: chapters 9-10 (skip 8)

Th Oct 17: chapters 11 and 13 (skip 12)

 

Week 5

T Oct 22: NO CLASS (PROF. L-R GIVING PAPER IN ITALY)

Th Oct 24: NO CLASS (PROF. L-R GIVING PAPER IN ITALY); Writing assignment 1 (on Miles ch.5) due via uploading to canvas

 

Week 6

T Oct 29: chapters 16-18 (skip 14-15)

Th Oct 31: chapters 19 (lines 1-13 only), 20-21

 

Week 7

T Nov 5: Midterm exam

Th Nov 7: chapters 24-25 (skip 22-23)

 

Week 8

T Nov 12: chapters 34-35 (skip 26-33)

Th Nov 14: chapters 39-41 (skip 36-38)

 

Week 9

T Nov 19: chapters 42-44

Th Nov 21: chapters 45-47

 

Week 10

T Nov 26: chapters 48-49

Th Nov 28: NO CLASS (THANKSGIVING)

 

Week 11

T Dec 3: chapters 55-58 (skip 50-54)

Th Dec 5: chapters 59-60; Writing assignment 2 (on Joshel) due via uploading to canvas

 

Final Exam: Tuesday, December 10, 4:30-6:20pm, SMI 111

Catalog Description: 
Readings and discussion of selected authors from the Augustan era.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
August 2, 2019 - 9:12pm
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