This class is an alternative to LATIN 232 (Vergil, Aeneid). A pre-requisite for the class is the successful completion of LATIN 231 or the equivalent.
The primary text read in the course is Augustine’s Confessions. Excerpts from Jerome’s Vulgate and Letters, Ambrose’s Letters and Hymns and other Late Latin - Early Mediaeval authors are also included. While solidifying your control over the essentials of Classical Latin grammar, the course will highlight the differences between Classical Latin and Late Latin and will enable you to handle Late Latin texts with confidence and appreciation for language, style and rhetorical technique.
Evaluation in the course will be based on daily preparation, five hourly quizzes and a commentary or review project.