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Winter Academic Term 2004 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Latin


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Winter Academic Term 2004 (January 6 - April 30)


LATIN 402. Imperial Prose.

Intermediate Courses

Section 001 — Livy.

Instructor(s): Benjamin W Fortson (fortsonb@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: LATIN 301 or 302. (3). May be repeated for credit for a maximum 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. The class will consider, in addition to translation, Livy's place in Roman historiography, his sources, issues of genre and style, and sociocultural 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 — Horace.

Instructor(s): Netta Ruth Berlin (berlin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: LATIN 301 or 302. (3). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 9 credits.

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will center on the intersection of life and literature in Agustan Rome as represented in Horace's lyric poetry. Students will refine their translation skills through close reading of poems from all four books of the Odes. These poems treat a wide range of themes in the lyric mode, for example, love, wisdom, friendship, civic ideals, rustic simplicity, and poetry as a vocation. Particular attention will be given to the literary tradition (Greek lyric) and the cultural-historical context (Augustan ideology and the birth of the prinicipate) within which the Odes were written. We will also read Horace's Carmen Saeculare, which was composed for the Ludi Saeculares of 17 BC, one of several archaic rituals that Rome's first emperor restored in order to legitimize his rule. This poem, which was performed as a public spectacle in a religious context, offers an interesting point of comparison with the Odes, which were composed for the reading pleasure of the culturally elite.

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LATIN 421 / EDCURINS 421. Teaching of Latin.

Advanced Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Junior standing in Latin and permission of instructor. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

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 Ross (dpross@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, and permission of instructor. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

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 470. Catullus.

Advanced Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Benjamin B Acosta-Hughes (bacosta@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: (3). May not be repeated for credit.

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is intended as an in-depth collective reading of the 1st cent. BCE Roman poet Catullus. We will consider the artist and his work from a range of perspectives that include Catullus as witness to the world of the late Roman republic, his own reception and re-configuration of earlier art, and his place in an evolving tradition of Roman love poetry. Among the larger themes that will figure in our discussion will be the poet's conceptualization of his art in a variety of poetic genres, his use of language and imagery of social relationships, artistic self-portrayal and its contradictions, "translation" of Greek texts into a Roman setting, literary occasion, and the poetic representation of sex.

Participants in the course are expected to have successfully achieved at least one introductory reading course (Latin 410 or equivalent). Some familiarity with Greek is desirable. Course requirements will include two short oral reports, two translation exams, and a final paper (ca. 15 pp.). Mandatory attendance and participation at all class meetings. There will be one OCT text.

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LATIN 490. Martial and Roman Epigram.

Advanced Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: LATIN 301. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Martial. In this course we will read a broad selection of Martial's epigrams with the goal of understanding Martial's technique, the context in which he wrote, and the nature and history of the epigram at Rome. We will be asking, in particular, whether the tendency to view epigram as a "minor" genre has obscured important aspects of its engagement not only with the literary tradition, but also with the social, cultural, and political concerns of Martial and his contemporaries. This will lead us to consider such "major" issues as invective, violence, gender, sexuality, and text vs. image.

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LATIN 499. Latin: Supervised Reading.

Advanced Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (1-4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. May not be included in a concentration plan in Greek Language and Literature or Classical Languages and Literatures. Continuing Course. Y grade can be reported at end of the first-term to indicate work in progress. At the end of the second term of LATIN 499, the final grade is posted for both term's elections.

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

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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 506. Advanced Latin Composition.

Advanced Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kweku A Garbrah (kagarbra@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: LATIN 403. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The writing of continuous Latin prose: includes the writing of versions, i.e., rendering of original English passages into classical Latin and free composition in Latin. Familiarity with the main constructions in Latin syntax is assumed. Not open to undergraduates.

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LATIN 551. Elegiac Poets.

Advanced Courses

Section 001 — Heroides.

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

Prerequisites: LATIN 401. (3). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will focus on the Heroides, of which we will read most. There will be brief class presentations, which can provide the basis for term papers, and a few translation quizzes.

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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). May not be repeated for credit.

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 elected more than once for credit. Repetition requires permission of the department.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Regular reports and conferences required.

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LATIN 642 / LAW 877. Introduction to Roman Law.

Graduate Courses

Section 001 — Meets with CLCIV 478.001.

Instructor(s): Bruce W Frier (bwfrier@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing only. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course acquaints students with the fundamental concepts of Roman private law, with their origin in the society and government of the High Roman Empire, and with their all-important influence in the development of Western European legal theory and institutions. We will use a direct application of the American case-law method to the teaching of Roman law. Our basic text will be a series of actual problems from the Roman jurists, which we will discuss in class; only as the occasion demands will the instructor "fill in the gaps" with short lectures on other relevant legal material. Thus, students should develop a feel for legal analysis and for the contribution made through such analysis by the Roman jurists; at the same time, students will learn Roman law in a form that will be directly relevant to future legal studies. Besides the handouts, one general introduction to Roman law (ca. 250 pages) will be required reading. There will be one hour test on material covered in class, in addition to the final examination; one paper (10 pages) will allow the student to analyze in detail a particular legal problem.

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LATIN 819. Vergil.

Graduate Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: LATIN 600 and Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will focus on the Aeneid, of which we will read all. There will be class presentations on various topics in the Aeneid that can provide the basis for term papers.

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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. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U."

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): Benjamin W Fortson

Prerequisites: Must have GSI award. Graduate standing. (1). May not be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U."

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 Fall 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 (Prerequisites enforced at registration). (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U."

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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