By approaching the texts of Vergil, successful students will learn techniques of reading Latin poetic 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 the texts of Vergil.
Successful students will understand the place of Vergil in the literary history of Classical Literature, locating him in the larger context of political and cultural history.
Close Reading in Original Language
Successful students will intelligently evaluate texts of Vergil through close reading in the original language and express this in examinations and essays.