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2640 LATN 242 01 City and Country in the Poetry of Vergil and Ovid

Prof. Takakjy MWF 0930A - 1020A ALTHSE 109


Course Schedule1
Topic Week Monday Wednesday Friday
Amores Book 1 Introduction and Syllabus Distribution Amores 1.1-15 Amores 1.16-30
1 Jan. 21
(DCC)
Amores Book 2 Amores 2.1-16 Amores 2.17-30 Amores 2.30-50
1 Jan. 28 Read in Translation: Amores (trans. Word Presentation: Cupido, 19 Word Presentation: Pudor, 32
Krisek) Books 1 and 2
Amores Book 3 Amores 4.1-18 Amores 4.18-1.30 Amores 4.32-52
1 Feb. 4 Read in Translation: Amores (trans. Word Presentation: Word Presentation: Pectus, 36
Krisek) 1 and 2 Venus, 21
Amores 4 Amores 4.55-70 Amores 6.1-18 Amores 6.19-38
Book 1 Feb. 11 Read Article: Moles, J. “The Dramatic Word Presentation: Word Presentation:
Coherence of Ovid, Amores 1.1 and 1.2.” Blandus, a, um, 15 Domina, 20
Short Essay #1: In response to Moles,
do you agree that Amores 1.1 and 1.2 act
as a poetic unit? Why or why not? More
generally, do Ovid’s poems make sense
read in order? In your paper, reference
other poems you have read in English.
750-850 words. Due in hard copy at the
beginning of class. Send a copy via email
as well. Include word count at the end of
essay.
Amores 5 Amores 6.39-58 Amores 59-74 Test #1 on Amores
Book 1 Feb. 18 Read Article: Keith, Alison M. "Corpus Word Presentation:
Eroticum: Elegiac Poetics and Elegiac Liber, 60
Puellae in Ovid's" Amores"."

Ars Amatoria 6 Ars 1.1-18 Ars 1.18-40 Ars 1.40-64


Book 1 Feb 25 Read in Translation: Ars Amatoria Word Presentation: cano, -are,
(trans. Krisek) Books 1-3 30

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This schedule is subject to change at the discretion of Prof. Takakjy.
2640 LATN 242 01 City and Country in the Poetry of Vergil and Ovid
Prof. Takakjy MWF 0930A - 1020A ALTHSE 109

(PDF on
Moodle)
Ars Amatoria 7 Ars 1.65-86 Ars 1.87-110 Ars 1.103-134
Book 1 Mar. 4 Read Article: Marilynn Desmond.
“Ovid's Art and the Wife of Bath: The
Ethics of Erotic Violence”

Spring
Break
Mar. 11

Eclogues (PDF 8 Eclogues 1.1-25 Eclogues 1.26-50 Eclogues 1.51-72


on Moodle) Mar. 18 Read Article: Katharina Volk, “Scholarly
Approaches to the Eclogues since the
1970’s”
Eclogues 9 Eclogues 4.11-36 Eclogues 4.37-63 Test #2 on Ars and Eclogues
Mar. 25 Read in Translation: Eclogues

Georgics Book 10 Books 1-2 Georgics English Georgics 4.21-45 Short Essay #2: From what we have
4 (CPU Green Apr. 1 Georgics 4.1-20 read thus far from Vergil (Eclogues and
and Yellow) Georgics 1&2), do you think he presents a
coherent view of Rome? Read in
translation at least one book of the
Aeneid (I suggest 1, 6, or 12: you can
find translations in the library or online)
to garner more evidence to support your
argument. 1000-1200 words. Due in
hard copy. Send a copy via email as well.
Include word count at the end of essay.
Georgics Book 11 Georgics 46-71 Georgics 4.72-102 Georgics 4.251-280
4 Apr. 8
2640 LATN 242 01 City and Country in the Poetry of Vergil and Ovid
Prof. Takakjy MWF 0930A - 1020A ALTHSE 109

Georgics Book 12 Georgics 4.251-280 Georgics 4.281-314 Georgics 4.345-378


4 Apr. 15 4.315-344 Final Project Proposal Due: Write a
Read in Translation: Books 3-4 Georgics paragraph indicating a topic you would
English like to explore for your final essay. 200-
250 words. Due in hard copy at the
beginning of class.
Ex Ponto 13 Georgics 4.379-414 Ex Ponto 1.1-20 Ex Ponto 1.21-52
(PDF on Apr. 22 Read Article: Michael Putnam, “The
Moodle) Fourth Georgics, Vergil and Rome”

Ex Ponto 14 Ex Ponto 1.53-80 Final Presentations Final Presentations


Apr. 29 Read in Translation Tristia Books 1-2
Finals Final Exam Tuesday, May 7.
Week
May 6 Final Essay Due on Tuesday, May 7.
1300-1500 words. Send as pdf to
takakjyl@dickinson.edu by 11:59 PM.
Include word count at the end of essay.