Comparative Arts and Letters


In-depth study of the prose of Tacitus.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesLATIN 302
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining LATIN 439
Course Outcomes: 

Close Reading in Original Language

Successful students will intelligently evaluate texts of Tacitus in the original language and express their understanding in examinations and essays.

Reading Latin with Understanding

By approaching texts of Tacitus successful students will learn techniques of reading Latin prose literature with subtlety and precision.

Critical Method

Successful students will understand and apply principles and practice of critical method in all its complexity, with specific reference to texts of Tacitus.

Literary History

Successful students will understand the place of Tacitus in the literary history of Classical antiquity, locating him in the larger context of political and cultural history.