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Latin Prose Writers
World Languages

The purpose of this course is to introduce the Latin student to a number of important writers of Latin prose literature. Authors studied include Caesar, Cicero, Pliny, Seneca, Apollonius of Rhodes, and some Medieval Latin literature. Selections from these authors’ works are read in Latin and discussed with comparisons made regarding the authors’ style, ideas, and importance to the Roman world, as well as their influence on later literature. The changes in style from Ciceronian to Silver Age to Medieval Latin is also discussed. The student will learn new vocabulary items and discuss derivatives as well as studying the times in which these authors lived and the way the times affected and were affected by the individual authors. A comprehensive review of all basic grammatical forms and syntax takes place as the works are studied.