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Horatii "Ars Poetica" (Intermediate-Advanced Latin Conversation)

Thurs., 9am (U.S. Eastern Time)

*Please note that this course will run only if two or more students sign up.

Course Description: 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 read the entire Ars Poetica, a hexameter epistle in which Horace offers advice on composing poetry and drama. This work continues to influence poets, dramatists, and theorists today. While mastering Horace’s intricate and often daunting Latin, we will ask ourselves, “why?”


Level: Intermediate-Advanced spoken Latin. Students should have a firm grounding in the fundamentals of Latin grammar, as well experience speaking Latin. 

Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.

Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.

Regular price $250.00

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Daniel Gallagher

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 in 2007 - 2016. He is currently the Ralph and Jeanne Kanders Associate Professor of the Practice in Latin at Cornell University.