Latin (LATN)

Although a complete graduate program is not currently available in Latin, the following courses may apply toward a master’s degree.

Courses numbered 500 to 799 = undergraduate/graduate. (Individual courses may be limited to undergraduate students only.); 800 to 999 = graduate.

LATN 525.  Medieval Latin   3 credit hours

Introduction to medieval Latin language and culture. Samples the range of Latin literature from the fifth to the 12th centuries through readings of religious and secular (including philosophical, political, historical and linguistic) texts in prose as well as the Latin poetry and drama of various medieval writers. Prerequisite: LATN 224 or departmental consent.

LATN 526.  Advanced Grammar and Composition   3 credit hours

Intensive study of the grammar and style of classical Latin prose of the Golden Age, especially of Cicero and Caesar. Required capstone course for the MCLL major with specialization in Latin.

LATN 541.  Roman Lyric Poetry   3 credit hours

The lyric poems of Catullus and Horace emphasizing imagery, symbolism, structure, diction and meter.

LATN 542.  Virgil's Aeneid   3 credit hours

Selected books of the Aeneid in the original and the rest in translation. Studies imagery, symbolism, structure, meter and diction. Considers the place of the Aeneid in Augustan Rome and in the epic tradition.

LATN 546.  Advanced Latin   1-3 credit hours

Directed reading of Latin. Reading may be combined with Latin prose composition at the option of the students. Repeatable for credit when content varies.

LATN 651.  Roman Historians   3 credit hours

A study of the development of Roman historiography. Readings from Sallust, Caesar, Livy and Tacitus.

LATN 652.  Cicero   3 credit hours

The orations, letters and essays of Cicero. Concentrates on Cicero as the master of Latin prose and as one of the most important political figures of the fall of the Roman Republic.

LATN 653.  Lucretius and Epicureanism   3 credit hours

Reading of Lucretius' De Rerum Natura and study of Epicureanism, the atomic theory, and Democritean materialism. Gives consideration to the place of Lucretius in Latin poetry.