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Intermediate-Advanced Latin Reading: Pliny the Elder’s Naturalis Historia

Thurs. 8pm Eastern

Course Description: In this course, we will take the first steps towards mastering the totality of human knowledge in 79 AD, as humbly compiled by Pliny the Elder. By reading the Preface of his encyclopedic Naturalis Historia, we will gain an appreciation for the scope of Pliny’s project, his scholarly process, and his literary goals beyond compiling a dry reference work. Then, we will dive into selections from Book 7 exploring the reported marvels of humanity in all our physical, mental, and cultural diversity.


Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of 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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Fred Muth