Petronius (FLE4325.01)

Stephen Shapiro

In this course we will read the Satyricon of Petronius, an experimental text that challenges modern notions of genre, serving up satire, philosophy, and literary criticism all within the context of a road trip through the ancient world. Weekly Latin readings will allow us to review and deepen an understanding of Latin grammatical structures and vocabulary, while readings in contemporary scholarship will focus our attention on critical questions at play in this unique Menippean satire. Weekly translations and linguistic analyses, two papers, and a final project. Intermediate/advanced level.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.
Credits: 2
T 6:10pm-8:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Two Credit, 4000, French, Stephen Shapiro.