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Sallust: Bellum Catilinae

Wednesday., 8pm (U.S. Eastern Time)

Course Description: Sallust's Bellum Catilinae, a historical monograph treating the conspiracy of Catiline, provides a different perspective that both complements and challenges Cicero's portrayal in his Catilinarians. Sallust's language is occasionally archaic and terse but also fluid and a joy to read. It will be a good jumping-off point for practice in spoken Latin.


Level: Participants with at least an intermediate level of ability in both reading and speaking Latin will find this course most rewarding.

Textbook: Sallust's Bellum Catilinae: Latin Text With Facing Vocabulary and Commentary (Amazon)

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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David J. White has a PhD in Classical Studies from the University of Florida and an MA from Penn. Since 2004 he has taught at Baylor University, where he is a Senior Lecturer in Classics. A former student of Fr. Reggie Foster, he is a frequent participant in the Conventiculum Lexintoniense and other spoken-Latin gatherings as well as the spoken-Greek Synodos. He served as President of CAMWS-Southern Section 2016-2018. From 2018-2022 he was the Latin Orator for the Classical Association of the Middle-West and South. He has taught Latin reading and conversation classes through Telepaideia since 2020.