Close Reading in Original Language
Successful students will intelligently evaluate texts of Tacitus in the original language and express their understanding in examinations and essays.
Reading Latin with Understanding
By approaching texts of Tacitus successful students will learn techniques of reading Latin prose 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 texts of Tacitus.
Successful students will understand the place of Tacitus in the literary history of Classical antiquity, locating him in the larger context of political and cultural history.