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Love and Politics in Augustan Literature

Enrolment code: HTC205/305

Offered: Hobart: semester 2

Special note: may be taken as an English or Women’s Studies unit

Unit description:

Examines the responses of major writers (Virgil, Horace, Propertius and Ovid) to Augustus’ transformation of the Roman state, concentrating on their reaction to the emperor’s moral and social program and increasingly autocratic government. A wide variety of texts will be studied, including love elegy, didactic, lyric and narrative poetry.

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Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2 lectures weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly Timetable
Prerequisites 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations or English  
Mutual exclusions HTC222/322  
Assessment mode 3,000 words written work (50%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (50%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc [p/b] Virgil, Eclogues and Georgics, tr Day Lewis, ISBN 0192816438
[p/b] Horace, The Complete Odes and Epodes, tr West, ISBN 0192832468
[p/b] Propertius, The Poems, tr Lee, ISBN 0192831984
[p/b] Ovid, Fasti, tr Boyle, ISBN 0140446907
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Ancient Civilisations
Women's Studies
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)  
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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