Middlebury

CLAS0420

Seminar in Classical Lit

Seminar in Classical Lit: Roman Epic
Vergil’s Aeneid exerted a profound influence on all Latin poetry that followed. This seminar will examine the epic tradition after -- and in response to -- Vergil. We will explore defining aspects of post-Vergilian epic such as its obsession with evil, fascination with familial and civil violence, subversion of the gods, and political engagement. Readings will concentrate on poems such as Lucan’s Civil War, Statius’ T/hebaid/ and Achilleid, Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica (a.k.a. Jason and the Argonauts), and Silius’ Punic Wars. We will also examine the major trends in scholarly literature on these poems. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Classics
Department:
Classics
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR LIT
Equivalent Courses:
CLAS0337
HIST0337

Sections

Spring 2017

CLAS0420A-S17 Seminar (Ganiban)

Spring 2016

CLAS0420A-S16 Seminar (Witkin)
CLAS0420B-S16 Seminar (Witkin)

Spring 2015

CLAS0420A-S15 Seminar (Sfyroeras)

Spring 2014

CLAS0420A-S14 Seminar (Witkin)
CLAS0420B-S14 Seminar (Witkin)

Spring 2013

CLAS0420A-S13 Seminar (Fishbone)

Spring 2012

CLAS0420A-S12 Seminar (Witkin)

Spring 2011

CLAS0420A-S11 Seminar (Star)

Spring 2010

CLAS0420A-S10 Seminar (Samponaro Steltenpohl)

Spring 2009

CLAS0420A-S09 Seminar (Sfyroeras)

Spring 2008

CLAS0420A-S08 Seminar (Ganiban)

Spring 2007

CLAS0420A-S07 Lecture (Chaplin)

Spring 2006

CLAS0420A-S06 Lecture (Star)

Spring 2005

CLAS0420A-S05 Lecture (Chaplin)

Spring 2004

CLAS0420A-S04 Lecture (Levitan)