Silver Age Latin Literature

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Silver Age Latin Literature

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    A 200-level Latin course.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course focuses on the literature of the Silver Age (ca. 14-150 CE), a period characterized by significant innovations in subject, genre, and style in Latin literature. The course may focus on one or more authors of the period, in prose and/or poetry, and pursue themes particular to the period, genres, or individuals of the Silver Age. This course is open to students of Latin who have already mastered the grammar and syntax of the Latin language at an intermediate level. Students compose their own translations of the works assigned, and conduct detailed research on the text, transmission, and scholarship for each author.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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