LATN 294 Roman Literature, 70-180 CE


This course, making extensive use of resources available via the internet, explores the society of the Roman Empire through the works of
authors who were active during the period beginning with the reign of Vespasian and extending to the death of M. Aurelius. These
authors include Martial, Statius, Tacitus, Pliny the Younger, Juvenal, and Apuleius. Students will participate in a weekly webcast lecture,
an on-line discussion moderated by faculty members from institutions that participate in Sunoikisis (, and weekly
tutorials with faculty members at Rhodes. This course is specifically designed for advanced students and will require extensive reading in
more than one genre of Latin literature and a rigorous study of the cultural and historical context of Rome in the late first and second
centuries CE.