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02418/Latin

1. The Greek & Roman Classics Department offers courses in classical Latin and Greek. For modern Greek courses, see Greek, Modern.

2. Any student taking Greek or Latin at any level for the first time should consult the Greek & Roman Classics Department at www.temple.edu/classics for detailed information.

3. Basic course descriptions for the three levels of Latin are as follows:

  • Elements: General introduction to grammar and to skills needed to read Latin Texts. The goal is to begin reading the works of major authors as soon as possible.
  • Intermediate: Continued reading of texts to increase speed and proficiency. In Latin: both prose (e.g., Cicero) and poetry (e.g., Vergil).
  • Readings: Extensive readings from a selection of major authors that varies from year to year.
  • Lower Division Courses

    1001. Latin 1 (4 s.h.) F S SS. RCI: LA.

    (Formerly: LATIN 0051.)

    Beginning courses in Latin, with basic grammar and readings.

    1002. Latin 2 (4 s.h.) F S SS. RCI: LA.

    (Formerly: LATIN 0052.)

    Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of 1001 (0051) or consent of the instructor.

    Beginning courses in Latin, with basic grammar and readings.

    Upper Division Courses

    2001. Latin 3 (3 s.h.) F S SS. RCI: LB.

    (Formerly: LATIN C061.)

    Prerequisite: Latin 1002 (0052) or permission of instructor.

    Readings in Latin prose and poetry.

    2002. Latin 4 (3 s.h.) F S SS.

    (Formerly: LATIN 0062.)

    Prerequisite: Latin 2001 (C061) or permission of instructor.

    Readings in Latin prose and poetry.

    3002. Readings in Latin Literature II (3 s.h.) F S.

    (Formerly: LATIN 0102.)

    Prerequisite: Latin 2002 (0062) or permission of the instructor.

    Arranged each semester. Please consult with the instructor.

    3096. Readings in Latin Literature I (3 s.h.) F S. RCI: WI.

    (Formerly: LATIN W101.)

    Prerequisite: Latin 2002 (0062) or permission of the instructor.

    Arranged each semester. Please consult with the instructor.

    4000. Special Topics (3 s.h.)

    Selected readings in Latin literature.

    4001. Cicero: Selections (3 s.h.)

    (Formerly: LATIN 0203.)

    Prerequisite: Completion of Latin 3002 (0102) or permission of the instructor.

    Readings in a range of the works of Cicero.

    4002. Cicero: Philosophical Works (3 s.h.)

    (Formerly: LATIN 0204.)

    Prerequisite: Completion of Latin 3002 (0102) or permission of the instructor.

    Readings in the philosophical works of Cicero, including De Natura Deorum.

    4003. Seneca (3 s.h.)

    (Formerly: LATIN 0213.)

    Prerequisite: Completion of Latin 3002 (0102) or permission of the instructor.

    Readings in the dramas and philosophical works of Seneca

    4004. Roman Historians (3 s.h.)

    (Formerly: LATIN 0220.)

    Prerequisite: Completion of Latin 3002 (0102) or permission of the instructor.

    Readings from the works of Livy, Sallust and Tacitus.

    4005. Roman Lyric Poets (3 s.h.)

    (Formerly: LATIN 0250.)

    Prerequisite: Completion of Latin 3002 (0102) or permission of the instructor.

    Readings of the poetry of Catullus and Horace.

    4006. Medieval Latin (3 s.h.)

    (Formerly: LATIN 0270.)

    Prerequisite: Completion of Latin 3002 (0102) or permission of the instructor.

    A study of the nature of Latin in the Middle Ages and a survey of representative works from that time.

    4007. Vergil: Aeneid (3 s.h.)

    (Formerly: LATIN 0202.)

    Prerequisite: Latin 3002 (0102).

    Readings from Virgilís Aeneid.

    4008. Ovid: Selections (3 s.h.)

    (Formerly: LATIN 0206.)

    Prerequisite: Latin 3002 (0102).

    Readings in a range of the works of Ovid.

    4009. Roman Epic Poets (3 s.h.)

    (Formerly: LATIN 0260.)

    Prerequisite: Latin 3002 (0102).

    Readings from the works of various Roman epic poets.

    4011. Prose Composition (3 s.h.)

    (Formerly: LATIN 0103.)

    Prerequisite: Latin 3002 (0102).

    The course is intended to be an introduction to Latin prose composition. Since the exercises in our text are based on readings from original Latin sources, skills in reading will be improved as we practice writing. The exercises will teach us how to manipulate the language, using grammatical rules we have already learned in earlier courses. Some work with recitation and oral composition will be done, so that by the end of the semester, we should also have increased our ability to communicate orally in Latin.

    4082. Independent Study (3 s.h.) F S.

    (Formerly: LATIN 0381.)

    Prerequisite: Latin 2002 (0062) or permission of the instructor.

    Concentrated work at an advanced level on a topic chosen by student and teacher. Weekly sessions.


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