The required texts are:
Rome and the Mysterious Orient. Three plays by Plautus. Translated with Introductions and Notes by Amy Richlin. ISBN: 0520242750
The Poems of Catullus. A bilingual edition. Translated by Peter Green. ISBN: 0520253868
Vergil. The Aeneid. Translated by Sarah Ruden. ISBN: 0300151411
Seneca. Six Tragedies. Translated by Emily Wilson. ISBN: 0192807064
USED OR KINDLE VERSION IS FINE. But make sure you are using these specific translations.
In this class, we will be reading: Plautus’ Iran Man (wk 3), selections of the poetry of Catullus (wk 4), Vergil’s Aeneid (wks 9-10), and Seneca’s Thyestes (wk 13). You should start reading these as soon as the semester begins, particularly Vergil’s Aeneid.
CL 102 SPRING 2018 COURSE SCHEDULE
The instructor reserves the right to make changes as she sees fit.
|Lectures||Sections: Quizzes (in bold) + class discussion topics|
|Wk 1||Th Jan 18th||Lecture 1: Introduction. Etruscans. Beginnings of Rome.||No sections this week.|
|Wk 2||T Jan 23rd||Lecture 2: Early Rome. I.||Early Roman History|
|Th Jan 25th||Lecture 3: Early Rome. II.|
|Wk 3||T Jan 30th||Lecture 4: Rome of the Middle Republic.||Quiz 1: Early Rome.
Plautus, Iran Man
|Th Feb 1st||Lecture 5: Plautus, Terence. The Roman Stage.|
|Wk 4||T Feb 6th||Lecture 6: Rome in the 2nd century BCE.||Quiz 2: Plautus.
Early Roman Theatre and Rome in the 2nd century BCE
|Th Feb 8th||Lecture 7: The Roman Political and Social Revolution: 133-82 BCE.|
|Wk 5||T Feb 13th||Lecture 8: Catullus: 1, 2a, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 24, 35, 36, 48, 49, 51, 61, 58a, 68a, 68b, 70, 72, 85. Optional: 64.||Catullus|
|T Feb 15th||Lecture 9: Roman intellectual life.|
|Wk 6||T Feb 20th||No lecture (“BU Monday”)||Quiz 3: Catullus.
Roman intellectual life
|Th Feb 22nd||Lecture 10: The Roman Artistic Revolution: 100-20 BCE.|
|Wk 7||T Feb 27th||Lecture 11: The Roman Political and Social Revolution: 82-62 BCE.||Republican Art.|
|Th Mar 1st||Lecture 12: Julius Caesar.|
SPRING RECESS: MARCH 3rd-11th
|Wk 8||T Mar 13th||❄️SNOW DAY ❄️||Caesar. Augustan Rome.|
|Th Mar 15th||Lecture 13: Octavian to Augustus.|
|Wk 9||T Mar 20th||MIDTERM EXAM||No section this week.|
|Th Mar 22nd||Lecture 14: The Augustan Principate (27 BCE-14 CE): Politics and Art.|
|Wk 10||T Mar 27th||Lecture 15: Vergil Aeneid. 1-2.||Aeneid Books 1-6|
|Th Mar 29th||Lecture 16: Vergil Aeneid. 3-6.|
|Wk 11||T Apr 3rd||Lecture 17: Vergil Aeneid. 7-9.||Aeneid Books 7-12|
|Th Apr 5th||Lecture 18: Vergil Aeneid. 10-12.|
|Wk 12||T Apr 10th||In lecture screening: I, CLAVDIVS, ep 1||Quiz 4: Aeneid.
|Th Apr 12th||Lecture 19: The Augustan family.|
|Wk 13||T Apr 17th||Lecture 20: The Post-Augustan Julio-Claudian Emperors (14-41 CE).||Julio-Claudians. Seneca.|
|Th Apr 19th||Lecture 21: Seneca Thyestes.|
|Wk 14||T Apr 24th||Lecture 22: Post-Aug Empire: Claudius (41-54 CE), Nero’s Iconosphere (54-68 CE).||Quiz 5: Thyestes.
|Th Apr 26th||Lecture 23: Envoi.|
|Wk 15||T May 1||Revision||No section this week.|