LATIN 525 - Topics in Latin Literature
Section: 001 Flavian Epic
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Latin (LATIN)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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In this course we will read selections from Silius Italicus’s Punica, Valerius Flaccus’s Argonautica, and Statius’s Thebaid. Topics addressed will include authorial voice, intertextuality, narrative structure, belatedness, gender, the influence of rhetoric, and ecphrasis. We will consider these texts as responding to earlier traditions of both Greek and Latin literature and investigate the extent to which we can trace the influence of these three poets on each other. We will also explore the links between these epics and their social, cultural, and political contexts in Flavian Rome.

Course Requirements:

Grading will be based on class participation including student presentations, a midterm, a term paper, and a final.

Intended Audience:

Graduate students in classics and other disciplines with strong knowledge of Latin.

Class Format:

Two meetings per week, seminar format.

LATIN 525 - Topics in Latin Literature
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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ISBN: 1107697263
Argonautica, Book III, Author: Valerius Flaccus, Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2015
ISBN: 1904675115
Achilleid, Author: Statius. Ed. with introd., apparatus criticus and notes by O.A.W. Dilke. New introd. and bibliography by ..., Publisher: Bristol Phoenix Press Repr. [of 2004
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