Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Read Some Catullus in New England This Summer!

This summer Tufts University will be offering an advanced Latin course, Catullus and His Reception, taught by Professor Anne Mahoney.

Dates are 1 July through 7 August, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 to 12:30.

Normal tuition is $1650 but through the TUCET program Tufts offers a 50% discount for employed teachers. The course is open to graduate students and advanced undergrads.

Participants will read Latin poets from Catullus's own contemporaries down through the 19th century. Although students will spend a fair amount of time on the Renaissance re-discovery of Catullus, participants will also consider how Augustan and Silver Latin poets used Catullus, and there are a few more recent works to be read as well. All readings will be in Latin; students will write four short papers in English.

The syllabus is on line along with a course description and schedule.

If you'll be in New England for the American Classical League Institute and Workshops anyway, why not stay another month and read some poetry?