Courses: Topics in Latin Literature-The Fall of Rome (LATNB350001)

Spring 2012

Class Number: 1195
Open only to advanced undergraduates, this course includes a weekly seminar and a translation session. Three-fourths of the reading will be from primary sources. One additional hour TBA Prerequisite: a 200-level Latin course.
Div: III; Haverford: Humanities (HU)
Current topic description: When Rome was sacked in 410 CE, how did
people respond? Was this the collapse of the Roman empire - or was the
heart of empire already elsewhere? We shall address this question
particularly through Christian eyes, reading Augustine's sermons and
Jerome's letters from the period, and paying special attention to
Augustine's magisterial elaboration, in the City of God, of the issues
at stake.

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1195 Div: III; ; HU


Latin (Web site)

Taught By



Bryn Mawr, TH223

Meeting Times

T 2:00pm-4:00pm