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The purpose of this course is to expose students to more authentic and unabridged Latin literature. Each year, the readings follow the interests of the students in the class. In recent history we have read works by Ovid, Vergil, Caesar, Plautus, Cicero, Suetonius, Catullus, Livy, Pliny the Younger and even Tacitus. Through the literature, we will examine the history and Culture of the Romans. Additionally, we often take the challenge to write Latin elegiac couplets in the style of Ovid.

Students will work with the instructor to determine the topic and focus of the course. 

Topics vary from year to year, so the course may be taken more than once.