Classics 260 :  Advanced Latin Composition
Course Catalog No: 30350
Dylan Sailor

In this course, we will improve our confidence and facility with the Latin language by practicing using it as a means of expression. We will use our weekly translation exercises as a means of getting to know the language better and of developing a feel for different kinds of writing style. As we go along, we will read different kinds of writing in Latin by different authors as a way of picking up sentence structures, modes of expression, idioms, and markers of style. In class we will read and talk about Latin texts from a grammatical and stylistic point of view, compare anonymized versions of our own translations, and have practical discussions of Latin syntax, usage, and style. A graduate-level knowledge of Latin is needed; experience in an intermediate course such as Latin 160, at Berkeley or elsewhere, is helpful.