Horatii Carmina, Liber IV (Intermediate Latin Conversation)
Tues., 12pm (U.S. Eastern Time)
*Please note that this course will run only if two or more students enroll.
Course Description : Are you interested in poetry and Latin? Then this is the course for you! Among the Roman poets, Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-27 B.C.) is notable for his technical mastery, control, and polish. His tone ranges from civilized to acerbic. In this course, we will delight in reading the entire Fourth Book of his Odes, asking ourselves if, how, and why Horace continues to influence the craft of poetry today. The course aims at a solid comprehension of Horace’s poems in the original Latin and then uses those poems as loci for exercising active/spoken Latin.
Level: This approach is particularly effective for students who have a good foundation in Latin grammar but are relatively new to active/spoken Latin and want to improve quickly.
Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.
Telepaideia tuition is non-refundable. However, if you need to cancel your enrollment or withdraw from your class, you may be eligible for a 50% credit, to be used toward a future Telepaideia course. In order to be eligible for this credit, you must notify firstname.lastname@example.org of your withdrawal before the second class meeting has taken place.
Daniel Gallagher holds degrees from the University of Michigan (B.S. and M.A.), the Catholic University of America (M.A. in Philosophy), and the Pontifical Gregorian University (S.T.L.). From 1995 to 2000, he studied Latin under the expert instruction of Fr. Reginald Foster, O.C.D., whom he succeeded in the Office of Latin Letters at the Vatican Secretariat of State from 2007 - 2016. He is currently the Ralph and Jeanne Kanders Associate Professor of the Practice in Latin at Cornell University.