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Intermediate-Advanced Latin Reading: Horace - Ars Poetica (Epistles 2.3)

Wed. 7pm Eastern

Course Description: Horace's Ars Poetica (Epistles 2.3) is an essay in verse in the form of a letter, in which Horace presents his ideas about literary history, style, and the practice of writing.  It is one of the most studied and most discussed works of Horace, and shows us how one of the leading Roman poets thought about literature and the literary tradition in which he was working.  In the Epistles and Satires we see a different, more chatty side of Horace than we see in the Odes. Horace is witty, opinionated, has a great depth and breadth of knowledge about Roman literary history, and discusses his views artfully while casting them in the form of a loquacious letter.


Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced reading knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: 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.

Regular price $250.00

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David J. White

David J. White is a Senior Lecturer in Classics at Baylor University, where he teaches all levels of Latin, including Latin Prose Composition, as well as Medical Terminology and has started Mensa Latina, a spoken Latin group for students.  A former student of Fr. Reginald Foster, he has been active in spoken Latin workshops and Conventicula since 2008 and has recently become active in spoken Greek workshops.  He is the immediate past President and incoming Secretary-Treasurer of the Southern Section of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) and currently serves as CAMWS Orator.