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Course Catalog 2008-2009 
Course Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LATN 308 - Lucan and Seneca

Semester Offered: First Semester
Credits (Range): 3 hours
Attribute: 3HU, CD

In this course we will read Latin prose and poetry from the Neronian period, with a particular emphasis on Lucan’s radical historical Epic, the Pharsalia. We will pay attention to the development of the epic form in a time of repression, poetic technique during the “silver age” of Latin poetry, and to the relation of art to politics. We will read some of the poetry and prose of Seneca, who was Lucan’s uncle and served as an advisor to Nero. We will read and evaluate second scholarship on both authors.
Instructor: K. Ormand
Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: LATN 202 or equivalent.

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