The Latin Epistle

The Latin Epistle
Letters of Cicero, Seneca, Pliny, and the later tradition.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesLATIN 302
 TaughtContact Department
 ProgramsContaining LATIN 437
Course Outcomes

Close Reading in Original Language

Successful students will evaluate letters of Cicero, Seneca, Pliny, and later authors in the original language and express their understanding in examinations and essays.

Reading Latin with Understanding

By approaching a variety of Latin epistles successful students will learn techniques of reading Latin prose literature with subtlety and precision.

Critical Method

Successful students will understand and apply principles and practice of critical method in all its complexity, with specific reference to the Latin epistolary tradition.

Literary History

Successful students will understand the place of the Latin epistle in the literary history of Classical antiquity, locating it in the larger context of political and cultural history.