LATIN 473 - The Age of Nero
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Latin (LATIN)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Advisory Prerequisites:
At least one intermediate LATIN course (LATIN 401, 402, 409, 410).
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Wary of the ongoing culture wars and the renewed religious conflicts, scholars of late have been reexamining the deeply felt rhetorical style of the Neronians, whose literature is replete with violence, incest, political deceit, and cannibalistic banquets, all of which are served with inimitable erudition and highly rhetorical flourish. In Seneca’s play, we shall retrace the story of Thyestes’ meal of human flesh, critique the improbable menu that Trimalchio serves to his bizarre dinner guests in Petronius’ fragmentary Satyricon, and reflect with Lucan on the empire born of civil war. Pre-requisites: Latin 301 or higher or permission of the instructor.

LATIN 473 - The Age of Nero
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 9780521410106
Lucan, De bello civili : book II, Author: Fantham, Elaine, Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press 1992
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0192839497
Civil war, Author: Lucan ; translated with an int, Publisher: Oxford University Press 1999
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780891308706
Seneca's Thyestes, Author: Seneca, Lucius Annaeus., Publisher: Scholars Press 1998
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9783519115021
M. Annaei Lucani De bello civili libri X, Author: Lucan., Publisher: Teubner 1997
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