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LATN 320 - Literature in the Age of Nero


FDR: HL Literature Distribution
Credits: 3

Prerequisite: LATN 202 or LATN 300 placement. This course provides an opportunity for advanced Latin students to understand a very complicated period by examining representative literature of the age. Readings include the Thyestes of Seneca , as well as selections from his Moral Epistles , selections from Lucan’s de Bello Civili , Petronius’ Satyricon and Tacitus’ Histories . Images of art and architecture of the period are shown, and lectures cover such topics necessary for understanding the literature as slavery, public entertainment, and patronage.



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