Skidmore College
CL 302:  Private Lives, Private Worlds
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What follows is a thumbnail sketch of the course, which is appropriate under our modus operandi.  Remember, I will not require you to prepare your reading ahead of time;  rather, we shall approach the text "cold" each time as a group. Our reading pace will undoubtedly vary from author to author and month to month.

Thus far I envision three units:  one on Cicero, one on Livy, and one on Apuleius.  More units may be added (and hence more exams), but we shall see how things proceed.

N.B.:  If readings are pre-assigned, you must do them before that class.

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Unit I:  The Letters of Cicero
Unit II:  Livy, Ab Urbe Condita
Unit III:  Apuleius, The Golden Ass
 
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Unit I:  The Letters of Cicero
January
25
Course overview
Introduction to Cicero
Reading:  Cicero, Ad Fam. 14.1
 
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Reading:  Cicero, Ad Fam. 14.1
Guidelines:  Web writing assignment I

February
1
Reading:  Cicero, Ad Fam. 14.1
Web writing assignment I due, 12:30 p.m.
 
3
Reading:  Cicero, Ad Fam. 14.1
Discussion
Guidelines:  Web writing assignment II

8
Lecture:  Cicero's career
Reading:  Cicero, Ad Fam. 16.4
Web writing assignment II due, 12:30 p.m.
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Reading:  Cicero, Ad Fam. 16.4
Discussion
Guidelines:  Project phase I

15
Reading:  Cicero, Ad Fam. 14.18
Project phase I due, 12:30 p.m.
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Reading:  Cicero, Ad Fam. 14.19 and 14.13
Discussion
Web writing assignment III guidelines

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Reading:  Cicero, Ad Att. 12.15 and 12.46
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Discussion:  Cicero's family and friends
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Web writing assignment III due, 5:00 p.m.
 
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March
1
Exam I
Unit II:  Livy, Ab Urbe Condita
3
Review Exam I
Introduction to Livy

 
8
Reading:
Livy, Ab Urbe Condita 1.3.10-1.4.9  (birth of Romulus and Remus)
Project phase II due
10
Reading:
Livy, A.U.C. 1.6.3-1.7.3 (Romulus kills Remus)

 
15-17
Spring break

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Reading:
Livy, A.U.C. 1.6.3-1.7.3 (Romulus kills Remus)
Livy, A.U.C. 1.9.8-1.9.12  (The rape of the Sabines)
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Reading:
Livy, A.U.C. 1.9.13-1.9.16  (The Sabines, cont'd)

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Reading:  Livy, A.U.C.  1.58  (Lucretia, cont'd)
Discussion:  Founding the Roman family
Packet:  G. Miles, Livy:  Reconstructing Early Rome, chapter 5.
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Exam II
 
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Unit III:  Apuleius, The Golden Ass
April
5
Read R. Graves' Golden Ass (selections)
Introduction to Apuleius
Reading:
Apuleius, AA 9.5-6 (is gracili...emptori)
Guide:  T. Ball
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Reading:
Apuleius, AA 9.6-7 (e re nata...perferre)
Guide:  S. Fong
9
Web writing assignment IV due

12
Reading:
Apuleius, AA 9.19-20 (exhorruit...cubiculo)
Guide:  E. Hohmann
14
Reading: 
Apuleius, AA 9.20-1 (tunc Myrmex...suasit)
Guide:  A. Carballo
16
Project phase III due

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Reading: 
Apuleius, AA 9.22-3 (hactenus...credere)
Guide:  T. Power
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Reading: 
Apuleius, AA 9.23-5 (his instincta...meum)
Guide:  M. Kugler

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Reading: 
Apuleius, AA 9.26-7 (haec...incipit)
Guide:  D. Gilmour
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Reading: 
Apuleius, AA 9.27-8 (nihil...vindicas)
Article:  R. W. Reynolds, "The Adultery Mime"
Conclusions

May
3
Exam III

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Project phase IV (by 12:00 p.m.)
 

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