LAT 212 Latin: The Age of Nero

How does the political and cultural climate under the infamous Emperor Nero (54-68 CE) shape the contemporary literature? In this course, we will explore this question by reading selections from Neronian literature in the original Latin, such as works by Seneca, Petronius, or Lucan, among others. We will pay close attention to each author’s literary style and how it relates to themes and issues in the text while improving our ability to read Latin prose with minimal external aids.




LAT 120 or equivalent