LATIN 574 - Survey of Antonine and Later Latin Literature
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Latin (LATIN)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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This course will explore Latin literature from the death of Hadrian until the fall of the Roman Empire in the West, with the goal of achieving accurate and fluent reading of a diverse set of texts. Topics to be addressed include continuity and change vis-à-vis earlier periods; antiquarianism versus colloquialism; the intersection of paganism and Christianity; linguistic developments of Late Latin; the reimagining and appropriation of Classical genres and literary topoi; and relevant societal, philosophical, and political trends. Some secondary literature will supplement the readings drawn from the Latin texts.

Course Requirements:

Daily reading assignments in Latin; 1-2 pieces of secondary literature every week of short to medium length; possible quizzes; midterm and final exams.

Intended Audience:

Advanced students of Latin.

Class Format:

Two meetings per week; translation, discussion, and some lecture during class.


LATIN 574 - Survey of Antonine and Later Latin Literature
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001 (REC)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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