LAT202-000: Intermediate Latin: Poetry

January 12, 2016 - April 25, 2016
DaysTimeLocationInstructorGERCreditOPUS #
1:00pm - 1:50pm
Candler Library 222A
Master, Jonathan

Spring. Selected readings in the poetry of Ovid and others, with attention to poetic art as well as grammar and syntax.

This course offers an introduction to one of the most influential and entertaining of all Latin works, Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The aims of the course are to increase students’ reading facility of Latin in general and to develop an appreciation for Latin poetry. We will also consider Ovid’s treatment of myth, his unique narrative style, and his irreverent attitude toward the conventions of the epic genre.


Latin 102 or equivalent.

  1. Ovid, Metamorphoses 1, ed. A. G. Lee (Bolchazy-Carducci)
  2. Ovid, Metamorphoses 8, ed. Gould and Whiteley (Bristol Classical Press)
  3. W. Smith and J. Lockwood, Chambers Murrary Latin-English Dictionary (Cambridge)
  4. Ovid, Metamorphoses, trans. Raeburn (Penguin)
Assignment/ExamDetails% of Total Grade
Quizzes, two midterms, and a final exam.

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