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LAT 340.001: Vergil
In this course we will study the works of the arguably greatest Roman poet, Publius Vergilius Maro. While our focus will be on the Aeneid, Vergil’s last work and Rome’s national epic, we will also read selected passages from the Eclogues (or Bucolics--a collection of ten hexameter poems on imaginary shepherds) and from the Georgics (a didactic poem in four books on farming and bee-keeping). In addition to these literary studies, you will complete a review of Latin grammar and strengthen your ability to translate original texts. You will also be exposed to a variety of topics from Roman history and civilization.