LATN 403 Spr 20: SYLLABUS

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Dear Latin 403 class, Circumstances in the world have changed radically, have they not?  As we move to the last part of our class on Latin prose of the Empire, we will no longer be able to meet in person, I am afraid, and will have to carry out the rest of the course on-line. It is my assumption that you do not have any books with you, and your Wifi may be limited. For this reason, we will be using readily-accessible web resources, as noted below. Our last set of readings will come from the Life of Julius Agricola, the extended biography of his father-in-law by Tacitus. A great man in difficult times, Agricola achieved his most noteworthy deeds while working at the Empire’s furthest edge, far from the deadly envy of Domitian. As we now labor away in a strange exile of our own, Tacitus’s inspiring account of liberty and how it is lost may just well be the work we need now to be reading.  CMcD

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Syllabus

Week of March 30:

Week of April 6:

  • Read Agricola in English; translate ch. 1.1, & ch 2-3 (Preface)
  • Listen to Blogcast for this week
  • Assignment #A Due Sunday, April 12th, by Noon Central:
    • Ask at least one grammar question, and make one substantive comment upon the reading

Week of April 13:

  • Translate ch. 21 (on Romanization) & ch. 24 (Ireland)
  • Listen to Blogcast for this week
  • Assignment #B Due Sunday April 19th, by Noon Central
    • Ask at least one grammar question, and make one substantive comment upon the reading

Week of April 20:

  • Translate ch. 28 (on the Escape of the Usipi Battalion) & ch. 30 (Calgacus’ Speech)
  • Listen to Blogcast for this week
  • Assignment #C Due Sunday April 26th, by Noon Central
    • Ask at least one grammar question, and make one substantive comment upon the reading

Week of April 27:

  • Translate ch. 46 (Tacitus’s Eulogy for Agricola)
  • Listen to Blogcast for this week

Week of May 4:

  • Open Book Exam Due Sunday, May 3rd, Monday, May 4th, by Noon Central

 

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I am a classicist in Sewanee, Tennessee.
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