Fall 2010

Roman Civilization

Listed in: Classics, as CLAS-24


Christopher S. van den Berg (Section 01)


A study of Roman civilization from its origins to the Empire, with emphasis on major Roman writers. The material will be interpreted in the light of Roman influence upon later Western civilization. The reading will be almost entirely from Latin literature, but no knowledge of the ancient language is required. Three class hours per week.

Fall semester. Professor van den Berg.

CLAS 24 - L/D

Section 01
Tu 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM MERR 401
Th 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM MERR 401

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Poems of Catullus, Bilingual Edition University of California P. Green, tr. Amherst Books TBD
Livy, Early History of Rome, Books 1-V, revised edition Penguin Classics A. de Selincourt, tr. Amherst Books TBD
Virgil, Aeneid Penguin Classics D. West, tr. Amherst Books TBD
Satires of Horace and Persius Penguin Classics N. Rudd, tr. Amherst Books TBD
Tacitus, Annals Hackett Woodman, tr. Amherst Books TBD
Juvenal, Sixteen Satires, 3rd edition Penguin Classics P. Green, tr. Amherst Books TBD
Seneca, Letters from a Stoic Penguin Classics R. Campbell, tr. Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2010, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021