Latin Elegy and Lyric LNW 3320 (Sect. 0854)
Dr. Jennifer Rea
T 7, R 7-8
RNK 0106


 
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 duedate.  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 15% x 3 = 45%;1 final examination = 30%; Class participation (homework, quizzes, etc.) = 25%
Dates to Schedule: Exams: September 22; October 20; November 17; Final: December
 
Required Texts:
If you already have the appropriate texts of Horace and Propertius with good notes, you may use them if you prefer, but I will be ordering the following books:
 
Propertius (ed. W. A. Camps)
ISBN# 0521292107
Cambridge University Press
 
Horace (eds. Edward C. Wickham and H.W. Garrod)
ISBN# 0198146183
Oxford 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 Office for Students with Disabilities (P202 Peabody Hall) indicating that you need academic accommodations.
 
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.