Latin Elegy and Lyric

LNW 3320 (Sect. 0854)

Dr. Jennifer Rea

e-mail: jrea@classics.ufl.edu


 

 

 

Course Description:

How do images of torture, slavery, madness, and death betray the Roman attitude towards love? What does Latin love poetry reveal to us about the social values and customs of the times? In this course you will explore the works of two key authors of the Early Empire: Propertius and Horace.  During our close reading of the texts we will explore how Roman cultural identity is revealed through elegy and lyric texts.

 

Student Expectations/Course Objectives:

* identify and discuss the unique features of Roman Elegy and Lyric

* increase proficiency in Latin-to-English translation

 

Exam, Assignment, and Class Expectations:

It is extremely difficult to be involved in the learning process unless you participate fully in class discussions.  Thus, your participation in class discussion and willingness to translate in class are especially critical.  It should be obvious that you cannot

make an effective contribution to the class if you come to class unprepared, are chronically late, or fail to attend class.  All assignments to be handed in must be submitted at the start of class on the due date.  Make-up examinations are rarely given and only for extraordinary circumstances beyond your control, such as a grave illness or family emergency. Grading will be traditional, i.e., only outstanding work will receive an A, good work will receive a B, average work a C, etc.

 

Grading:

3 exams 25% x 3 = 75%; Class participation (homework, quizzes, etc.) = 25%

Dates to Schedule:


Required Texts:

If you already have a text of Propertius with good notes, you may use it if you prefer, but I have ordered the following book (at the University of Florida Bookstore):

 

Propertius (ed. W. A. Camps)

ISBN# 0521292107

Cambridge University Press

 

 

ADA Requirements:

If you have any disability or special concern, it is your responsibility to notify me at the start of the semester so that your needs

may be accommodated.  You will also need to give me a letter from the  Dean of Students Office

indicating that you need academic accommodations.

 

Honor Code (Source: web site http://www.dso.ufl.edu/STG/Code_of_Conduct.html#Honor Code):

The following pledge is either required or implied on all work submitted for credit by University of Florida students: "On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this assignment." For a full statement of UF's Academic Honor

Code see either the Undergraduate Catalog or the web site.