The Classical Tradition (in Latin) (CLAS*2360)
Code and section: CLAS*2360*01
Term: Winter 2017
Instructor: P. O'Cleirigh
Studying several treatises by Seneca in Latin in order to deepen the understanding of his thought which was based initially on reading a selection of his letters in translation. The pointed style, so different from Cicero’s rolling periods, may well be judged more attractive today and inspire imitation.
Making the acquaintance of the Latin of a notable Roman philosopher will improve the student’s understanding both of the language and the thought.
Method of Presentation:
Translation and analysis of the text.