LATIN 520 (5 creds) Graduate Seminar: Amatory Ovid
Winter 2019 MW 2:30-4:20 Denny 257, Meg Greenfield Room Stephen Hinds
This graduate seminar will explore Ovid’s Amores and Ars Amatoria, with especially close attention to AmoresBook 1 (reading list text) and Ars AmatoriaBook 3; further readings will be selected from Am.2-3 and from AA 1-2. Close study of particular passages will be combined with overviews; models, receptions, issues of gender and cultural context will all be considered.
We will read from Kenney’s OCT of the amatory poetry (2ndedition, 1994). For Ars Amatoria 3 our guide will be the full-scale Cambridge orange of Roy Gibson (2003). For Amores1 our purchase will be the slight but affordable ‘running commentary’ of John Barsby (1973, Bristol/Bloomsbury reprint), but we will will refer throughout to the full-scalecommentary of J.C. McKeown (1989). Two translation tests, class presentations/reports, SCS-type paper.
Prescribed texts (U Bookstore): Kenney OCT, Gibson on AA3 (paperback), Barsby on Am.1.