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Horace: Epistles I (Intermediate-Advanced Latin Reading)

Thurs., 7pm (U.S. Eastern Time)

Course Description: Similar to his Satires, Horace's unjustly neglected Epistles are essays in verse, in the form of letters, in which Horace discusses daily life, his friends and acquaintances, food, the writing of poetry, and many other aspects of his life and opinions. We see a different, more chatty side of Horace than we are used to seeing in the Odes. Horace is a witty, loquacious, opinionated companion who artfully tells us a great deal about his daily life, his work, and his companions. Like the Satires, the Epistles feature a more colloquial style of Latin than usually found in Roman poetry.


Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: Horace, Epistles I, ed, Roland Mayer, publ. Cambridge, 1994; also, Edward Morris, Horace: Satires and Epistles; or James Kirkland, Horace: Satires and Epistles (both available as a PDF)
Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.

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David J. White

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. from 2018-2022 he was the Latin Orator for the Classical Association of the Middle-West and South. He has taught through Telepaideia since 2020.