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Literature of the Late Republic

 

SUNOIKISIS LATIN 2009: THE LATE REPUBLIC

 

CALA 392 Schedule

Schedule

SUNOIKISIS LATIN 2009: THE LATE REPUBLIC


SEMINAR DIRECTOR: PROF. DENIS FEENEY (PRINCETON UNIVERSITY)
COURSE DIRECTOR: PROF.  MIRIAM CARLISLE (WASHINGTON AND LEE)

NB: All lectures will occur on Wednesday evenings promptly at 7:00 PM Eastern time, but participants can log in anytime after 6:30. Weeks are listed starting on Thursday and ending on Wednesday with the lecture. Listed readings should be completed during the week before the lecture, and students will address the study questions posted in the Forum on the Sakai site by 6 PM on Monday before the lecture.

Thursday, September 10:
Professor Feeney will post response questions on the Sakai site in preparation for the first lecture. All students should post responses on the Sakai course site by 6 PM on Monday, September 14. In formulating responses, students might comment on the responses of others who have already posted.


Week I (September 10-16)

Wednesday, September 16:
Lecture:
“Periodization, Literary History, and Whatever,” Professor Denis Feeney (Princeton University)

Latin Readings:

English Readings:
Nicolet, “Civitas: The Citizen and the City”
Brutus 1-4

Thursday, September 17:
Professors Pasco-Pranger and Shaya will post new response questions on the Sakai site in preparation for next week’s lecture. Please respond by 6 PM on Monday, September 21.


Week II (September 17-23)

Wednesday, September 23:
Lecture:
“Fragments and Texts,” Professor Molly Pasco-Pranger (University of Mississippi) and Professor Josephine Shaya (College of Wooster)

Latin Readings:

English Readings:
Hinds, “Diachrony: Literary History and its Narratives”
Farrell, “The Impermanent Text in Catullus and Other Roman Poets”
Parker, “Books and Reading Latin Poetry” (optionall)

Thursday, September 24: 
Professors Thakur and Stevenson will post new response questions on the Sakai site in preparation for next week’s lecture. Please respond by 6 PM on Monday, September 28.


Week III (September 24-30)

Wednesday, September 30:
Lecture:
“Historiography and Political Space,” Professor Sanjaya Thakur (Colorado College) and Professor Walt Stevenson (University of Richmond)

Latin Readings:
Cicero: Ad Catilinam 1:1-2, 9-13, 33; 3:19-22 (end at ad haec tanta indicia perveni)

English Readings:
Purcell, “Rediscovering the Roman Forum” (Optional)
Favro, Chapter 2 and 3 "A Walk Through Republican Rome" and "The Republican Urban Image""

Thursday, October 1:
We will post new response questions on the Sakai site. This week, instead of anticipating the next lecture, we ask you to return to the responses of other students over the first three weeks of the course, and thoughtfully comment on/respond to the posting of another student on any one of these topics. Two or three paragraphs should be sufficient for a cogent comment, but feel free to share more. Please enter your comments by 6 PM on Monday, October 6.
 

Week IV (October 1-7)

There will be no lecture this week.
Latin Readings:

English Readings:
none

Thursday, October 8:
 
Professor Carlisle will post new response questions on the Sakai site in preparation for next week’s lecture. Please respond by 6 PM on Monday, October 12.


Week V (October 8-14)

Wednesday, October 14:
Lecture:
“Intertextuality, Rhetoric, and Performance,” Professor Miriam Carlisle (Washington & Lee)

Latin readings:

English readings:
Fowler, “Part II: Intertextualities”
Cicero Pro Caelio 

Thursday, October 15:
Professor Haskell will post new response questions on the Sakai site in preparation for next week’s lecture. Please respond by 6 PM on Monday, October 19.


Week VI (October 15-21)

Wednesday, October  21:

Lecture:
“The Theater of Pompey,” Professor Hal Haskell (Southwestern University)

Latin Readings:
Catullus 9, 10, 11, 55 [Goold], 101;
Cicero Ad Familiares 7.1 (see website)

English Readings:
none

Thursday, October 22:

Because of next week's midterm exam, there will be no response questions posted for the coming week. We encourage you to review all the lectures, which are available in the Resources section of this site, and also to review your own responses and those of others in the previous weeks. Consider how you would respond differently now that you are well into the material for this course. The translation portion of your midterm exam will be administered on campus, and will reflect the Latin readings emphasized in your group, but you will need to review all the Latin readings thoroughly to prepare for the common online essay exam. 

Week VII (October 22-28)

There will be no lecture this week.
No readings are assigned. Students should work ahead on next week’s readings.

MIDTERM EXAM

Thursday, October 29.

Professor Satterfield will post new response questions on the Sakai site in preparation for next week’s lecture. Please respond by 6 PM on Monday, November 2.


Week VIII (October 29-November 4)

Wednesday, November 4:

Lecture:
“Religion,” Professor Susan Satterfield (Rhodes College)

Latin readings:

English readings:
Feeney, Literature and Religion (38-44, 104-14); extra background
Beard-Crawford, Rome in the Late Republic

Thursday, November 5:

Professor Rubarth will post new response questions on the Sakai site in preparation for next week’s lecture. Please respond by 6 PM on Monday, November 9.

Week IX (November 5-11)

Wednesday, November 11:

Lecture:
“Skepticism and Philosophy,” Professor Scott Rubarth (Rollins College)

Latin readings:
Lucretius 3.1-40, 4.1058-1140

English readings:
Gale, Chapter 2 and pages 191-223

Thursday, November 12: 

Professors Manwell and Walker will post new response questions on the Sakai site in preparation for next week’s lecture. Please respond by 6 PM on Monday, November 16.


Week X (November 12-18)

Wednesday, November 18:

Lecture:
“Sex, Gender, and Invective,” Professor Elizabeth Manwell (Kalamazoo College) and Professor Bryce Walker (Sweet Briar College)

Latin readings:

English readings:
Nisbet, “Appendix VI: The In Pisonem as an invective”
Review the Pro Caelio
Reread Catullus 80 (from week V)
Read Cicero's In Pisonem in English (optional)

Thursday, November 19:

This is the final collaborative activity of the course that will involve all participants. While several of our campuses remain in class for two more weeks (or more) after Thanksgiving, most of you will return to your campuses for exams. For this reason, we ask each of you to return to the posted responses of your fellow students at other institutions, and choose one of these entries for response on the Sakai site. This will begin the review process for the course. Please choose to respond to a student from a different institution, and post your response by 6 PM on Monday, November 23.

Week XI (December 2):

Wednesday, December 2:

Podcast: “Death of the Republic et cetera,” Closing Remarks from Sunoikisis Latin 2009 Professors. This closing discussion will be available in the web lecture archive for students to review when appropriate.
Some students whose semesters began later than others will read selections from Sallust in Latin and/or English during the week before winter holidays.


CALA 392 Course Policies

Course Policies

SUNOIKISIS LATIN 2009: THE LATE REPUBLIC


Description and Objectives:

Making extensive use of the latest electronic resources available, this course will focus on the literature of the Late Republic, as well as the social, cultural, and political milieu in which it flourished. Primary readings include selections works of Julius Caesar, Cicero, Catullus, Lucretius, and Sallust. Students will participate in a weekly collaborative class session with students and faculty from fourteen institutions via Elluminate video-conferencing technology. These sessions will include live broadcast lectures by participating faculty, with live question and answer opportunities.  This course also includes an on-line weekly discussion, which will be moderated by participating faculty. In addition, classes will meet at least twice weekly in on campus tutorials with home campus faculty for translation and discussion of the readings for the week. This course is specifically designed for advanced students and will include a rigorous study of the cultural and historical context during the Late Roman Republic. All components of this course have been devised to help students become familiar with current interpretative approaches to original material, to build facility in reading Latin, and to develop skills in various methods of communication.

Course Requirements:

The course consists of several elements: readings, online discussion, online common session, and meeting with the campus mentor. Each week readings and online discussion will precede and prepare for the coming online common session. Class meetings on individual campuses are arranged by local faculty and students, and so will vary by school.

Preparation:

This course is intended for advanced, mature students, who can effectively and conscientiously work through the readings and fulfill the assignments with minimal supervision. Participating faculty members presuppose that students will come to each event prepared to participate actively. Students should take advantage of every resource to ensure that they thoroughly understand the readings and have a command of the interpretive issues that will form the basis of the lectures, discussions, and tutorials. All students are expected to complete all readings in Latin and English, to be present in the Elluminate classroom for all common sessions on Wednesday evenings, and to post responses to all weekly study questions posted on the course Sakai site.

Exams:

The midterm exam will be a shared online experience, but the timing and requirements for final exams and papers for this course will be determined differently on individual campuses, as will the grading of each element of your work.


Details of weekly assignments and lectures are outlined on the Syllabus document available on the Sakai course site at http://207.188.245.141:8080/portal

Elluminate:

To enter the Elluminate Classroom, use the link below before class time and type iyour name on the sign in page:  

https://sas.elluminate.com/d.jnlp?sid=vclass&password=KT3RU94F97V3PHKLQMOJ

A few days before you first lecture, go to the Elluminate instructions posted on the Sakai site, and configure your computer for this new adventure.

 

Elluminate Participant Directions

 
image Elluminate participant directions.pdf

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