Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

The Development of Roman Literature
0.5 Credit

A study of the development of Roman literature from its beginnings to the end of the Roman West. Authors and genres may include Plautus and Terence (Roman Comedy); Cicero (rhetoric); Sallust, Tacitus, Livy (historiography); Catullus, Ovid and Propertius (love elegy); Virgil (epic). Emphasis will be on the influence of Greek literature, analysis of style and literary motifs, the use of literature as propaganda and the impact of Latin literature on the modern world. (All works will be read in English translation.)