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Winter Academic Term '02 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Latin


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Winter Academic Term, 2002 (January 7 - April 26)

Open courses in Latin
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Wolverine Access Subject listing for LATIN

Winter Academic Term '02 Time Schedule for Latin.


LATIN 402. Imperial Prose.

Intermediate Courses

Section 001 Livy.

Instructor(s): Basil J Dufallo (dufallo@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Latin 301 or 302. (3). May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will be devoted to selections from Livy's History, with emphasis on Books 1, 5, and 6. The class will consider, in addition to translation, issues of genre, style, and socio-cultural context. We will try to understand Livy's text not only as a record of the past, but as a product of Augustan Rome. What, specifically, does Livy tell us about the value that Augustan Rome placed on historical examples (exempla)? Course requirements will include a paper, quizzes, a midterm, and a final exam.

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LATIN 410. Poetry of the Republic or Later Empire.

Intermediate Courses

Section 001 The Odes of Horace.

Instructor(s): Joseph D Reed (josephdr@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Latin 301 or 302. (3). May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The object of this course is to achieve proficiency in Latin by reading through the Odes of Horace with attention to their language, style, and cultural background. A major object of concern will be the genre of the Odes, which encompass personal, romantic, and political poems. Attention will also be given to textual problems. Each student will be required to give a presentation in class and submit a term paper (7-10 pages), which may be based on the presentation; in connection with these projects we will discuss some critical readings on Horace. There will also be quizzes, a translation midterm, and a final.

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LATIN 421 / EDCURINS 421. Teaching of Latin.

Advanced Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Deborah Pennell Ross (dpross@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Junior standing in Latin and permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A workshop-type course designed to provide prospective secondary and college teachers with the skills necessary to analyze structures and texts, and to design instructional materials and class presentations. The course will also introduce the students to those aspects of modern linguistic theories that have practical application to teaching and learning Latin.

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LATIN 426. Practicum.

Advanced Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Deborah Pennell Ross (dpross@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, and permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Permission of the instructor is required to elect Latin 426. Students must submit a plan for a project related to the teaching of Latin. The course is designed for students who wish to continue work begun in Latin 421.

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LATIN 439. Ovid, Selections.

Advanced Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): James I Porter (jport@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: (3).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will serve as an introduction to Ovid's Metamorphoses. Most of the time will be spent reading, translating, and appreciating the work itself and the ways in which it has earned its reputation as one of the wittiest writings to come down to us from Greek and Roman antiquity. We will also spend time discussing selected recent scholarship on Ovid, and we will ask ourselves what sorts of things Ovid would be writing today if he were our contemporary. As a first approach to the question, we will look at works from two contemporary Italian mythographers, Italo Calvino and Roberto Calasso.

Selections will be drawn from W.S. Anderson's two-volume commentary. Course requirements include: (i) a midterm exam (translation and identifications); (ii) a final translation exam; (iii) three short papers (3-4 pp.), one on Ovid in relation to an essay of literary criticism about Ovid, one comparing various translations of Ovid, and one on some post-Ovidian modern writer. There will also be (iv) take-home exercises of a page or so in which students will have a chance to try their own hands at metamorphotic writing (taking a myth and rewriting it the way Ovid would have done) and even at artful translation.

Books will be available at Shaman Drum on S. State Street. Check my website for further updates: http://www.umich.edu/~jport/. Queries to jport@umich.edu.

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LATIN 499. Latin: Supervised Reading.

Advanced Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (1-4). May not be included in a concentration plan in Greek Language and Literature or Classical Languages and Literatures. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Regular reports and conferences required.

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LATIN 503. Intensive Reading of Latin.

Graduate Courses

Section 001 Meets with Latin 194.001.

Instructor(s): Donka D Markus (markusdd@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~markusdd/19402.html

This course is a continuation of Latin 502, a beginning language course which will have covered, by the end of the Fall term, the essentials of Latin morphology and syntax, with some experience in reading continuous Latin prose. This second term of the introductory sequence will continue the reading of prose and will then include selections from Vergil's Aeneid. Students need to have taken Latin 502 or equivalent to enroll in Latin 503. Throughout the course, there will be a systematic review of Latin grammar to ensure a command of language necessary for increasing ease in reading. Therefore, anyone with knowledge of elementary Latin could profit from the course.

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LATIN 558. Cicero, Philosophical Works.

Advanced Courses

Section 001 Cicero's Philosophical Dialogues and Seneca's Epistulae Morales.

Instructor(s): Sara L Rappe (rappe@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In this course, we examine Cicero's major philosophical works: the Academica, the Tusculan Disputations, and the De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum. If there is time, we might also have a look at Tully's Offices.

In each of these works, Cicero rehearses some of the more interesting doctrinal disputes that occupied adherents of the various Hellenistic schools, viz., Stoics, Epicureans, and Skeptics. While Cicero's status as a philosopher may easily be disputed, the importance of these works for the study of Hellenistic philosophy may not. True it is that Cicero puts elaborate philosophical arguments into the mouths of certain Romans least likely to have been capable of understanding these ideas. Nevertheless, it turns out that Cicero's works are a major source of information on philosophical developments in the Stoa and the late Academy. He is not as good on Epicurus, as we shall see. In addition to looking at the texts of Cicero, we shall also have occasion to read some of Seneca's Epistulae Morales, as further evidence of Stoic doctrines.

Midterm translation exam, two class presentations, and a final paper.

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LATIN 592. History of Roman Literature, Vergil to Ausonius.

Advanced Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): David S Potter (dsp@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Latin 591 or twelve credits in advanced Latin reading courses. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The development of Roman literature under the Empire, including the beginnings of Christian literature in Latin.

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LATIN 599. Supervised Reading in Latin Literature.

Advanced Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (1-4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Regular reports and conferences required.

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LATIN 851. Vis Rome Historiography and Literature.

Graduate Courses

Section 001 Virtue, the gods, and God in Cicero, Varro, Vergil, and Augustine.

Instructor(s): Sabine MacCormack (sgm@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The preface of Augustine's De civitate dei announces the programme of the work. The law of the city of God is adumbrated by the quotation, from Proverbs, that "God resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble," while the law of the terrestial city speaks in the self-assigned task of the Romans, as expressed in the Aeneid, "to spare the conquered and beat down the proud." Augustine dedicated the book, "a great and ardous work, but God is our helper," to his friend Count Marcellinus. This recalls both the dedication by Cicero of his Orator, "a great and arduous work," to his friend Brutus, and the conclusion to Tusculanae III, observing that to eradicate sorrow from one's soul was "a great and difficult work ... But what noble task is there that is not at the same time arduous?" Citations from Cicero and Vergil mark crucial stages in the ethical and political argument of De civitate dei, while for his religious and theological case against Rome and Roman conceptions of virtue and the gods, Augustine drew on Varro and Vergil, among others.

Cicero dedicated his Academica to Varro, while Vergil studied and responded to Varro and knew Cicero's philosophical writings. The course will explore relationships between the three authors, and their significance in the transition from republic to empire and subsequently. Concurrently, we will endeavour to understand what the three authors meant by virtue, the gods, and God, and what role these concepts played in their political and religious thought. Incidental to this issue is the fact that political and religious matters are not altogether separable in the writings to be considered. This will become clearer in studying Augustine's De civitate dei, and his aspiration to learn something from the Romans (but what?), while at the same time distancing himself from Roman statecraft and rejecting Roman religion. Finally, the course will offer the opportunity to ask to what extent the notions of virtue and religion in light of which we ourselves study ancient texts are dependent on, and derived from Christian notions. Among the texts to be considered are, Cicero, Tusculanae; De Finibus; De natura deorum; Varro, Antiquitates; De lingua Latina; Vergil, Georgics; Aeneid; Augustine, De civitate dei.

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LATIN 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Graduate Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

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LATIN 993. Graduate Student Instructor Training Program.

Graduate Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Deborah Pennell Ross (dpross@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Must have Teaching Assistant award. Graduate standing. (1).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A seminar for all beginning graduate student instructors, consisting of a two day orientation before the term starts and periodic workshops/meetings during the Winter Academic Term. Beginning graduate student instructors are required to register for this course.

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LATIN 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Graduate Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate standing. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

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