Latin: Empire and Decay
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Languages
Department: Foreign Languages
Course Number: NLTN 2004
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Topics:
  • Foreign Languages
Description:
The strong parallels between Rome and America make the collapse of the Roman Republic into Empire of particular relevance. This period of chaos and its aftermath formed the greatest poets, historians, and satirists of Latin literature: Cicero, Livy, Horace, Ovid and Petronius . This course, intended for both beginning and advanced Latin students, will move through this period power and political decay with the goal of acquiring as much Latin as quickly, painlessly, and enjoyably as possible.
Course Open to: Degree Students