By approaching the texts of selected Latin authors successful students will learn techniques for reading Latin with subtlety and precision. The author(s) chosen for study will vary according to the preference of the faculty member teaching the course.
Successful students will understand and apply principles and practice of critical method in all its complexity, with specific reference to the texts of selected Latin authors.
Successful students will understand the place of selected Latin authors in the literary history of Classical antiquity and locate them in the larger context of political and cultural history.
Close Reading in Original Language
Successful students will intelligently evaluate texts of selected Latin authors through close reading in the original language and express this is examinations and essays.