CLSL-310 ADV LATIN READING:CAESAR/LUCAN
Spring for 2013-2014
Both of these works take as their topic the civil war between Caesar and
Pompey that led to Caesar's rise to power. We will read Lucan's epic De
bello civili in light of Caesar's Commentarii (as well as the Roman epic
tradition more generally) and consider, e.g., differences and similarities
between poetry and history, the Roman gods, and power at Rome.
Strong command of Latin and a willingness to do more than translate are
required for this course.
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