Comparative Arts and Letters
 

Tragedy and Epic of the Early Empire

Tragedy and Epic of the Early Empire
Selections from Seneca, Lucan, and the Flavian epic poets.
LATIN
436
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesLATIN 301
 Taught 
 ProgramsContaining LATIN 436
Course Outcomes: 

Close Reading in Original Language

Successful students will evaluate tragedy and epic of the Early Roman Empire through close reading in the original language and express their understanding in examinations and essays.

Reading Latin with Understanding

By approaching tragedy and epic of the Early Roman Empire, successful students will learn techniques of reading Latin verse literature with subtlety and precision.

Critical Method

Students will understand and apply principles and practice of critical method in all its complexity, with specific reference to the tragedies and epics of the Early Roman Empire.

Literary History

Students will understand the place of tragedy and epic of the Early Roman Empire in the literary history of Classical literature, locating them in the larger context of political and cultural history.