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Vergil with Calliope and Melpomene

 

Q: What does running a farm have to do with running an empire?

A: Absolutely everything.

    In this class we will read Vergil's Georgics ("Earth-works"), a four-book masterpiece often overlooked in the all-encompassing wake of the Aeneid.  Memorable stories, such as Orpheus and Eurydice, combine with lore and traditional wisdom to display the late Roman Republic in rustic miniature.


Objectives.
 

Students of CL 310 will

  • explore the genre of Roman didactic poetry;
  • read Vergil in his cultural and literary context; and
  • engage advanced Latin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.

Furthermore, students will draw upon universal skills of critical reading and thinking, and will communicate these skills both in class and in various projects and assignments.

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