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Term 1 (Autumn 2016)(Word Document)

nb: each week, everyone will attend a two-hour session consisting of 1 hour of more formal lecture, and 1 hour of seminar-style, question-led group work and discussion. In addition, Q800 students will have an additional hour-long class in which we will look in detail at the prescribed Latin texts (these students should do as much preparation of translation as possible on their own, as we will not be able to translate every line together: the point of these sessions is to trouble-shoot and talk through difficult/interesting points of grammar and interpretation. See schedule of Latin text classes below, after the lectures).

Week 1: Thinking about vulnerability, ancient and modern (Word Document) handout 1 (Powerpoint Presentation) Powerpoint 1

Week 2: The elegiac poet-lover: power and libido in Ovid’s Amores (Word Document) handout 2 (Powerpoint Presentation) Powerpoint 2

Week 3: Amores 3.7 and the creative-erotic potential of impotence (Word Document) handout 3 (Powerpoint Presentation) Powerpoint 3

Week 4: Discordia and powerlessness: Horace’s penetrating Epodes (I) (Word Document) handout 4 (Powerpoint Presentation) Powerpoint 4

Week 5: Horace’s penetrating Epodes (II) (Word Document) handout 5 (Powerpoint Presentation) Powerpoint 5

Week 6: reading week

Week 7: Satire’s bodies: Horace (I) (Word Document) handout 6 (Powerpoint Presentation) Powerpoint 6

Week 8: Satire’s bodies (II) (Word Document) handout 7 (Powerpoint Presentation) Powerpoint 7

Week 9: Phaedrus: fables and underdogs (Word Document) handout 8 (Powerpoint Presentation) Powerpoint 8

Week 10: Phaedrus and Tiberius: servility, power, humiliation (Word Document) handout 9 (Powerpoint Presentation) Powerpoint 9

Term 2 (Winter-Spring 2017)

Week 1: Vulnerable and invulnerable bodies: revision, expansion, re-orientation (Powerpoint Presentation) Powerpoint 1 (no handout)

Week 2: Stuffed bellies and bad tastes: Persius and the poem made flesh (I) (Word Document) Handout 2 (Powerpoint Presentation) Powerpoint 2

Week 3: Persius and the poem made flesh (II) (Word Document) Handout 3 (Powerpoint Presentation) Powerpoint 3

Week 4: Beyond tragic vulnerabilty: Seneca Thyestes (I) (Word Document) Handout 4 (Powerpoint Presentation) Powerpoint 4

Week 5: Beyond tragic vulnerability: Seneca Thyestes (II)(Word Document) Handout 5 (Powerpoint Presentation) Powerpoint 5 (Word Document) model commentary based on googledoc

Week 6: Reading week

Week 7: The Stoic palestra: learning how to die in Seneca's Letters (I)(Word Document) Handout 7 (Powerpoint Presentation) Powerpoint 7

Week 8: Learning how to die in Seneca's Letters (II)(Word Document) Handout 8 (Powerpoint Presentation) Powerpoint 8

Week 9: Achilles' heel: masculinity and rape culture in Statius' Achilleid (Word Document) Handout 9 (PDF Document) Powerpoint 9

Week 10: The mother's story: Statius' Achilleid (Word Document) Handout 10 (PDF Document) Powerpoint 10


Q800 Text Classes: reading schedule
Term 1

Week 1: Introduction + Ov.Amores 2.7 (also read 2.8, at least in English)

Week 2: Amores 2.7/ 3.7

Week 3: Amores 3.7

Week 4: Horace Epodes 12

Week 5: Horace Epodes 12

Week 6: reading week

Week 7: Horace Satires 1.4 (set text = vv.1-85)

Week 8: Horace Satires 1.4

Week 9: Phaedrus, Prologue to Book 3

Week 10: Phaedrus Fabulae 2.5, App.10.

Term 2

Week 1: Seneca Thyestes 691-716

Week 2: Seneca Thyestes 717-884

Week 3: Seneca Thyestes 885-1113

Week 4: Seneca Ep.12

Week 5: Seneca Ep.24

Week 6: Reading week

Week 7: Statius Achilleid 126-296

Week 8: Statius Achilleid 297-466

Week 9: Statius Achilleid 467-618

Week 10: Statius Achilleid 619-877