By approaching the text of Livy successful students will learn techniques of reading Latin prose literature with subtlety, precision, and a high degree of understanding.
Successful students will understand and apply principles and practice of critical theory, with specific reference to the texts of Livy.
Successful students will understand the place of Livy in the literary history of Classical antiquity, locating him and his work in the larger context of politcal and cultural history.
Close Reading in Original Language
Successful students will intelligently evaluate the text of Livy through close reading in the original langauge and express this in examinations and essays.