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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2018-19

LAT 26.01 Seneca: Humorist and Critic

An important philosophical writer, Seneca was also a keen social critic and a ready wit. In the first half of this seminar, we read selections from his essays and letters chosen to highlight his satirical portrayal of Neronian Rome and his literary judgment of earlier authors including Cicero, Vergil, and Ovid. In outside reading and during the class sessions, the group will also explore some points of entry into Seneca’s philosophical commitments and gain an overview of his historical influence. During the second half we pursue individual interests within the realm of Seneca studies. Working from a list of possible topics, each class member takes up a specific issue in Seneca’s philosophy, his literary milieu, or the reception of his works; studies library resources and a relevant passage in Latin; and guides the class for one day investigating that issue. This project then becomes the final paper.



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