Ancient Literary Criticism
Reading Greek and Latin
Successful students will demonstrate competence in reading both Greek and Latin.
Understanding Ancient Speech and Writing
Successful students will demonstrate an understanding of the ancient disciplines of speech and writing: grammar, rhetoric, poetics, and logic.
Evaluation of Texts
Successful students will be able to intelligently evaluate select texts-such as Aristotle's Poetics, Cicero's De Oratore, Horace's Ars Poetica, and Quintilian's Institutio Oratoria-through close reading.
Successful students will demonstrate an understanding of cultural, intellectual, and politicall history from the fifth century B.C. to the time of St. Augustine, thus creating a context for the study of ancient critical theory.