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This course is a comprehensive introduction to Vergil’s Aeneid. Students will develop their ability to read and translate the Latin text of the poem, while at the same time exploring the major interpretive issues surrounding the definitive Roman epic. Through a combination of close reading and large-scale analysis, we will investigate the poem’s literary, social, and political dimensions with special attention to Vergil’s consummate poetic craftsmanship.
Format: seminar; For the spring of 2021, this course will be taught online. The seminar will meet at the regularly scheduled time twice a week.
Grading: yes pass/fail option,
yes fifth course option
Class participation, a midterm exam, a final paper, and a final exam.
CLLA 201 or permission of instructor
If the course is overenrolled, preference will be given to Classics majors and prospective majors.