This course will continue to explore the interdisciplinary magic of the language of the Romans. Whether you are familiar with the Latin language or not, this course will reveal new ways of looking at Latin and its lasting effects. How has Latin stood the test of time? Why are its vocabulary and grammar intriguing? Where can we find Latin hiding throughout Western culture?
Any students who have taken the spring course or the fall course would benefit from this winter course. The class will incorporate these questions into the following topics:
(Week 1) Daily Life in Italy 2000 years ago
(Week 2) Poetry vs. Prose
(Week 3) Multiculturalism
(Week 4) Holy Roman Empire
(Week 5) Romanization of a province
(Week 6) Pliny's eye-witness account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the death of his uncle, Pliny the Elder
No prior knowledge of the Latin language is required. No homework will be required. The instructor will provide all the materials. Lecture (plus Questions). Facilitated Discussion. Listening to some Audio material.