By approaching the texts of Catullus, successful students will learn techniques of reading Latin poetic literature with subtlety and precision
Successful students will understand and apply principles and practice of critical method in all its complexity, with specific reference to the texts of Catullus.
Successful students will understand the place of Catullus in the literary history of Classical Literature, locating him in the larger context of political and cultural history.
Close Reading in the Original Language
Successful students will intelligently evaluate texts of Catullus through close reading in the original language and express this in examinations and essays.