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LATN 316 - Latin Epistles


Semester Offered: First Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4HU, CD, WADV

In an age of texting, email, and instant messaging, it is enlightening to see how the Romans viewed letter-writing. Do you want to know how to live a fulfilled life? Read Seneca. The details of the eruption of Vesuvius? Pliny provides the answers. The complex reaction to the first Triumvirate? Cicero wrote it all down. This course investigates the major epistolographers of ancient Rome (from Cicero to Pliny) and one can get a peek into the nitty-gritty of Roman politics, Stoicism, and everyday life from these authors’ works.

Enrollment Limit: 15
Instructor: C. Trinacty

Prerequisites & Notes: LATN 202 or equivalent.



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