Wednesday, Sept. 5: General introduction to the class, Roman tragedy, Seneca, and the metrical system of Senecan tragedy. Please bring your texts.
*Monday, Sept. 10: Translate Seneca's Thyestes: Lines 1-20. Read the introduction in Tarrant's commentary and be sure to use the commentary to help you in your translating.
*Wednesday, Sept. 12: Translate Thyestes: Lines 21-63.
*Monday, Sept. 17: Translate 63-122. Read the Chorus aloud and understand First Asclepiad metre. Possibly take a look at Horace C. 1.1 or 3.30 for comparison. I recommend that you read pp. 26-69 in Schiesaro (on reserve), for more on the role of the Fury in the play.
*Wednesday, Sept. 19: Translate 123-90. Read pp. 9-36 in Davis (on reserve).
*Monday, Sept. 24: Translate 190-259.
*Wednesday, Sept. 26: Translate 260-335.
*Monday, Oct. 1: Translate 336-403. Elizabeth presents on Seneca and Stoicism. Max presents on Seneca's Family.
*Wednesday, Oct. 3: Test #1. We will have some time at the start of class to go over any lingering questions. Be sure to have read the whole play in translation.
*Wednesday, Oct. 10: We will go over the exam. Translate 404-445. Michelle presents on "Octavia" and Paul presents on Senecan metrics. If you have a spare moment, check out this article from the Wall Street Journal about a new version of Wikipedia in Latin! http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB119103413731143589-lMyQjAxMDE3OTMxMDAzMzA0Wj.html
*Monday, Oct. 15: Translate 446-516. Sharon will present on the 'Apocolocyntosis'.
*Wednesday, Oct. 17: Translate 517-76. Tu will present on Silver Latin literature.
*Monday, Oct. 22: Translate 577-640. Cassandra will present on Roman theater architecture.
*Wednesday, Oct. 24: Translate 641-715.
*Monday, Oct. 29: Translate 716-826.
*Wednesday, Oct. 31: Translate 827-874. I will speak briefly about the Roman poet, Persius (about whom Prof. Bartsch will lecture on Thursday).
*Thursday, Nov. 1: Please join me and Prof. Bartsch for lunch to discuss Seneca and issues of translation. Meet at my office (Grosvenor #12) at 11:50 and we will walk to a nearby restaurant. Prof. Bartsch gives her talk, "Persius on the Cannibal Poets" at 4:30.
*Monday, Nov. 5: Exam #2.
*Wednesday, Nov. 7: We will go over the exam. Translate 875-956.
*Monday, Nov. 12: Translate 957-1051.
*Wednesday, Nov. 14: Translate 1052-1112. Come prepared to discuss the play as a whole. Look at Davis' book (on reserve) for larger interpretative issues in the tragedy. N.B. your papers are due on Friday, Nov. 16th!
*Monday, Nov. 26: Read Seneca's "Phaedra" in translation. Translate 431-539.
*Wednesday, Nov. 28: Translate 540-88.
*Thursday, Nov. 29: We will watch Julie Taymor's "Titus" at 6 p.m. I will bring pizza, snacks, and drinks. Please plan on attending.
*Monday, Dec. 3: Translate 589-697.
*Wednesday, Dec. 5: Translate 698-735. Read Davis chapter on the "Phaedra" (e-reserves). I will hand out teacher/course evaluation forms for you to fill out in class.
*Monday, Dec. 10: Oral presentations on your research.
*Wednesday, Dec. 12: Exam #3 over "Thyestes" 875-1112 and "Phaedra" 431-735.