Close Reading in Original Language
Successful students will evaluate tragedy and epic of the Early Roman Empire through close reading in the original language and express their understanding in examinations and essays.
Reading Latin with Understanding
By approaching tragedy and epic of the Early Roman Empire, successful students will learn techniques of reading Latin verse literature with subtlety and precision.
Students will understand and apply principles and practice of critical method in all its complexity, with specific reference to the tragedies and epics of the Early Roman Empire.
Students will understand the place of tragedy and epic of the Early Roman Empire in the literary history of Classical literature, locating them in the larger context of political and cultural history.