CLAS 3348 Latin Epigram: Catullus and Martial (Spring: 3 )
We will read selected epigrams of Catullus and Martial. In contrast to epic, these poems are often short, funny and deal with the joys and sorrows of everyday life. Emphasis will be given to the place of epigram in the pantheon of Roman literature, the construction of individual poems, their arrangement in a collection, and the insight they provide into ancient life.
Instructor(s): Daniel Harris McCoy
Last Updated: 24-Feb-14