PURPOSE:

This course is about Latin, History and Historiography. Our subject will be Sallust's Bellum Catilinae. Our object, first and foremost, is to further your ability to read and translate Latin with careful attention given to grammar, syntax and style. To provide necessary context for Sallust and the BC, we must also familiarize ourselves with the political history of the Late Republic. Our final objective is to examine the art of classical historiography and to analyze Sallust's distinctive contribution to Roman Historiography.

REQUIRED TEXTS:
Ramsey, Sallust's Bellum Catilinae  (Oxford University Press; 2007)  
MacDonald, Cicero Orationes vol.x In Catilinam I-IV, etc. (Harvard University Press;1976)
Taylor, Party Politics in the Age of Caesar (University of California Press; 1961)
OPTIONAL BUT STRONGLY RECOMMENDED:
McGushin, Sallust: Bellum Catilinae (Duckworth Publishers; 2002)
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GRADING:
Participation  25%
Exam (10/3)  25%
Paper (12/6)  25%
Final Exam (12/12)  25%

Prof. Rulman | 89 Alumni Hall | 641-7269 | lrulman@anselm.edu
Office Hours: 9:30-10:20 MWF or by appointment