[Loyola University Chicago]

LATN 341: Vergil, Aeneid

Spring Semester 2009

Dido and Aeneas, Vatican Vergil ms, c 400, Rome

Augustan Rome wanted a classic that would renew its heritage. Although Vergil died fearing that his not quite finished epic would fall short of the goal, his wishes that the Aeneid be destroyed were ignored, and it has won recognition ever since as a proud but also poignant image of Roman potential. We will read selections from the whole poem with attention to technicalities of language and poetics. We will investigate and discuss the Aeneid's literary techniques and historical and cultural resonance through primary research, critical study of published scholarship, and creative translations of our own.

Our work this term will have three central aims (plus the fourth, of having fun with them):

Class Meetings:

TTh 8:30-9:45 AM
Crown Center 572

Dr. Long is available in Office Hours:

TTh 10:00am-11:00am, Crown Center 579
or by appointment


Schedule of Assignments

Policies and Assessment

Additional Resources
Vergil and Augustan Rome Resources for Latin Resources for Writing

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Revised 13 January 2008 by jlong1@luc.edu