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LATN 316 - Latin Epistles

FC ARHU CD WADV
4 credits
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.
Prerequisites & Notes: LATN 202 or equivalent.



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