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CLAS 3339 Roman Epistolography (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course explores the Latin epistolary tradition through the study of various letters written by Cicero, Seneca, Pliny and others, both in Latin and in translation. These letters provide unique windows into the life and times of some of the greatest figures of Roman history and literature. Through our investigation pf their letters we will examine the changing historical, political, social, and cultural milieus of multiple generations of Romans from the end of the Republic in the first century BCE to the consolidation of the imperial system in the second century CE.


Instructor(s): Michael Mordine

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Feb-14