Survey of Latin Literature
Dr Jennifer Rea
Tel. 392 2075
Office Hours: 1-4 pm M and by appt.
CLT 3102 Survey of Latin Literature
How did the Romans experience their culture and define themselves in relation to it? What makes Roman literature distinctly Roman? Over the course of the semester, we will explore the answers to these questions by examining Roman poetry, history, satire, drama and oratory, and we will discuss the political and social development of the Roman people. This class is designed to cultivate your critical thinking abilities; particularly in the area of literary analysis.
The main goals of this course will be to explore the thematic connections between the assigned texts, to gain a deeper understanding of these texts, and to appreciate how literature in ancient Rome has impacted the way in which we think and write about literature today.
Required Texts (all books have been placed on order at the
University of Florida Bookstore):
Plautus, The Pot of Gold and Other Plays
Lucretius, On the Nature of the Universe
Catullus, The Poems of Catullus
Cicero, Selected Political Speeches
Vergil, The Aeneid
Tacitus, The Annals
Petronius, The Satyricon
Grading (Dates to Schedule)
2 exams + 1 final (3 x 25% each = 75%)
Class participation + Attendance = 25%
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.
(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.