Syllabus For Survey of Roman Literature

UNIT ONE

Week #1 (August 25)
M: Introduction & Course Overview
Assignment: Plautus' Menaechmi
W: Discussion of Menaechmi
F: Intro to Pseudolus
Assignment: Plautus' Pseudolus

Powerpoint for Menaechmi

Powerpoint for Pseudolus

Week #2 (September 1; No class on Monday - Labor Day)
W: Discussion of Plautus' Pseudolus
Assignment: Catullus Poems (not pages) 1-18
F: Introduction to Catullus & Discussion of Catullus 1-18
Assignment: Catullus Poems (not pages) 22-44, 50-60

Study Questions

Lecture Outline


Week #3 (September 8)
M: Discussion of Catullus 22-44, 50-60
Assignment: Catullus Poems (not pages) 69-85
W: Discussion of Catullus Poems 69-85
Assignment: Catullus Poems (not pages) 86-116
F: Discussion of Catullus Poems 86-116

Week #4 (September 15)
M: Introduction to Lucretius
Assignment: Lucretius' De Rerum Natura Books I & II
W: Introduction to Lucretius & Discussion of Lucretius Books I, II
Assignment: Lucretius' De Rerum Natura Book III
F: Discussion of Lucretius Book III
Assignment: Lucretius' De Rerum Natura Book V

Lecture Outline

Study Questions

Books 2 and 3 Lecture Guide

Week #4 (September 22)
M: Discussion of Lucretius Book V
Assignment:  Cicero Against Catiline pp. 71-145
W: Discussion of Cicero Against Catiline pp. 71-145
F: Review for Exam I (Click here for the review guide)
Cicero Outline and Discussion Questions

Lecture Guide for Lucretius Book V


Week #5 (September 29)

M: Exam I  
W: Introduction to Vergil
Assignment:  Vergil Aeneid Books I-II
F: Discussion of Vergil Aeneid Books I-II
Assignment: Vergil Aeneid Book III-IV
Outline of Vergil's Aeneid
Vergil's Aeneid with explanatory notes

UNIT TWO
Week #6 (October 6)
M: Discussion of Aeneid Books III-IV
Assignment:  Vergil Aeneid Books V-VI
W: Discussion of Aeneid Books V-VI
Assignment:  Vergil Aeneid Books VII-VIII
F: Discussion of Aeneid Books VII-VIII
Assignment: Vergil Aeneid Books IX-X

Week #7 (October 13)
M: Discussion of Aeneid Books IX-X
Assignment: Vergil Aeneid Books XI-XII
W: Discussion of Aeneid Books XI-XII
F:  Review for Exam II (click here for review guide)

Study Guide for Aeneid Books I-VI

Study Guide for Aeneid Books VII-XII




Week #9 (October 20)
M Exam II
W: SSHA Conference
F: No Class (Homecoming Break)


UNIT THREE
Week #10 (October 27) 
M: Discussion of Tacitus
W: Discussion of Tacitus
F: Discussion of Tacitus
Assignment: Tacitus's Annals pp. 31-100

Tacitus Study Guide 1

Tacitus Study Guide 2

Week #11 (November 3)
M; Discussion of Tacitus
W: Discussion of Tacitus
F: Discussion of Tacitus
Assignment: Tacitus's Annals pp. 100-157


Week #12 (November 10)
M: Discussion of Tacitus
W: Discussion of Tacitus
F: Discussion of Tacitus
Assignment: Tacitus's Annals pp. 158-304


Week #13 (November 17)
M: Discussion of Tacitus
W: Discussion of Tacitus
F: Discussion  of Tacitus
Assignment: Tacitus's Annals pp. 305-397


Assignment: Satyricon pp. 1-70
Petronius Study Guide

Week #14 (November 24)
M: Discussion of Petronius
W: Discussion of Petronius
F: No class (Thanksgiving Break)



Week #15 (December 1)
M: Discussion of Petronius
W: Discussion of Petronius
F: Discussion of Petronius
Assignment Satyricon pp. 71-end

Week #16 (December 8) 
M: Review for Exam
W: Exam III