LATIN 232 - Vergil, Aeneid
Section: 002
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Latin (LATIN)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Lang Req
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in LATIN 194 or 503.
Advisory Prerequisites:
LATIN 231.
Lang Req:
This course is part of the Language Requirement sequence.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In the final semester of the elementary Latin sequence, you learn how to read aloud, translate, and enjoy Virgil’s Aeneid. You have learned the basic morphology, syntax, vocabulary, and reading strategies in the previous three courses in the sequence. The poetry of the Aeneid will be your opportunity to develop your reading skills to the next level. The goals are: a) to learn rhythmic reading, b) to expand your vocabulary, c) to increase your reading pace, and d) to improve your translation skills. Among the greatest poems of all times, the Aeneid offers you the opportunity to learn about the epic genre. You shall read the twelve books of the poem in translation during the first four weeks of class at the pace of three books per week (roughly 110 pages per week). The assignment begins with 10-12 lines of Latin per day (40-50 per week), but by January 31 our pace will have increased to 20-25 lines per day (80-100 per week). Your total time commitment is of two hours of preparation for each hour of class. Attendance is crucial and uninterrupted daily practice is indispensable to pass. The daily quizzes on grammar and vocabulary constitute the primary basis for your progress and assessment. There will be also two midterms, in the form of two 50-minute translation exams, and a two-hour final. There will be no class on Th and F 1/3-4. Our first class meeting will take place on M 1/7. Reading assignment for M 1/7: Aeneid, Books 1-3 in English (pp. 3-68 in David West’s Translation, Penguin Classics). The syllabus will be made available on C-Tools by M 1/7. Please direct any questions to the instructor, Dr Paolo Asso,

LATIN 232 - Vergil, Aeneid
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
MTuWTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (REC)
MTuThF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (REC)
MTuThF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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