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LAT401: Cicero and Latin Prose - Intensive

Quintilian said, "For posterity, the name of Cicero has come to be regarded as the name of eloquence itself." In this accelerated course, students will read Cicero's First Oration Against Catiline

Quintilian said, "For posterity, the name of Cicero has come to be regarded as the name of eloquence itself." In this accelerated course, students will read Cicero's First Oration Against Catiline at a faster pace than in Latin 310 and will discover how the consul Cicero used his rhetorical talents to denounce the disgruntled aristocrat Catiline and thwart his conspiracy to overthrow the state. After finishing the speech, students will then read selections of Latin prose from Pliny, Seneca, and other authors that focus on the lives of women, slaves and foreigners. Students are admitted to this course with permission of the department.