Course Description

Course Name

Silver Age Latin Literature

Session: VRMS3122

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

A 200-level Latin course.

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course focuses on the literature of the Silver Age (ca. 14-150 CE), a period characterized by significant innovations in subject, genre, and style in Latin literature. The course may focus on one or more authors of the period, in prose and/or poetry, and pursue themes particular to the period, genres, or individuals of the Silver Age. This course is open to students of Latin who have already mastered the grammar and syntax of the Latin language at an intermediate level. Students compose their own translations of the works assigned, and conduct detailed research on the text, transmission, and scholarship for each author.

*Course content subject to change