[Loyola University Chicago]

LATN 284: The Age of Augustus
LATN 345: Horace

Spring Semester 2010

terracotta statuette of Priapus, Turkey

Horace's first poetry-book opens up life-changing questions with innocent abruptness, sophisticated irony, and consummate poetic refinement jitterbugging inside a superficially rough shell. He called it Sermones, "chats," but we know it as the book that decisively lifted Roman satire out of Lucilius's garbage can to dance, flat-footed, on the rim. Horace's satires also project ideal hopes for his own maturity, true friendship, and what Augustus's new world could achieve for Roman life and letters.

Our work together will pursue three main aims (plus the fourth, of having fun with them):

T-Th 1:00pm-2:15pm
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Dr. Jacqueline Long

Office Hours: TTh 8:45am-9:45am, Crown Center 579, or by appointment
phone: 773-508-3654
e-mail: jlong1@luc.edu


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Schedule of Reading Assignments and Topics

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