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LATN 202 - Intermediate Latin II: Seneca

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

In this course we will read selections from three of Cicero’s most famous invective orations, the In Catalinam, the Pro Caelio, and the Philippics. The first two of these speeches ushered in Cicero’s exile in 58 B.C., and the third (a series of 14 speeches written in 44-43) stirred such bitter hatred on Marc Antony’s part that he had Cicero proscribed, murdered, and his head and hands fastened to the Rostra in the Roman forum. We will read secondary scholarship on Cicero’s work and on invective rhetoric, and also consider how these vituperative pieces of oratory defined Cicero’s political fortunes and ultimately ensured his doom.

Enrollment Limit: 25
Instructor: B. Lee

Prerequisites & Notes: LATN 201 or equivalent.

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