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LATIN 462 A: Latin Literature of the Augustan Age

Meeting Time: 
TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm
SAV 139
Catherine M. Connors

Syllabus Description:

manuscript illustration: Aeneas and Sibyl stand looking at the large gate into Tartarus

In this upper division Latin course, we will read (in Latin) two accounts of the underworld: Vergil, Aeneid 6, and Ovid, Metamorphoses 5.  We will consider the ways that each poet responds to literary tradition, history, and religious beliefs in constructing his vision of the realm beyond the bounds of mortality. We will also consider views of the afterlife in other Latin texts, which may include selections from Apuleius' tale of Cupid and Psyche, the Passion of Perpetua, and the Cento of Proba. 

Course requirements include translation quizzes, a brief presentation, and a final project (which may be based on the presentation).

Instructor: Catherine Connors, Department of Classics

Tues., Thurs. 2:30-4:20  5 credits. 

Required Texts, will be available through the University Bookstore 

Patricia Johnston, Vergil Aeneid 6 (Hackett Press) 

William S. Anderson, Ovid Metamorphoses, Books 1-5 (University of Oklahoma Press)

Catalog Description: 
Readings and discussion of selected authors from the Augustan era.
GE Requirements: 
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
Last updated: 
October 10, 2022 - 11:25pm