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LATIN 611 - The Roman Novel: Petronius and Apuleius

3 Credit(s) | Lecture | Graded
Course can be counted for credit once

This course explores the genre of Latin prose fiction. Two important works survive to the present day: the Metamorphoses of Apuleius (also known as the Golden Ass) and the Satyrica of Petronius. Apuleius’ novel tells the story of Lucius, a man driven by an insatiable curiosity to try to observe a witch perform magic, who, through a magical accident, finds himself turned into a donkey. Petronius’ novel tells the story of two young lovers, Encolpius and Giton, and their wild adventures in the Greek cities of southern Italy.