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Life & Literature in the Roman Republic

Thursdays 10am, 1 hr, meets 4 times, £44 (age 13-18)

  • Started 18 Apr
  • 44 British pounds
  • Zoom class

Service Description

This course will explore the history of the late Roman Republic through the writers of the time, giving us insights into first-hand experiences of this turbulent period and also examining what the type of literature produced at different periods can tell us about the times. We will focus particularly on the Roman poet Catullus, exploring what we can know of his life, and what we can learn from this about the changing times in Italy; the influences on his poetry from Greek and other Roman poets; his personal relationships and what these can tell us about Rome at the time. We will also meet other poets of the time, and follow the changes in literature from the end of the republic through to the beginning of the imperial period, following the assassination of Julius Caesar and the ascent of Octavian, who became Augustus, the first emperor of Rome, after whom the Augustan or Golden Age of Latin poetry is named.

Cancellation Policy

We will do our utmost to ensure every booked class takes place. However, we strongly believe in the value of conversation between thinkers. Thus, we will not run a class with less than the minimum number of students. If we do not have a full group 24 hours before the class is set to start we will, sadly, cancel the session, refund all participants, and seek to run the class at a different time. Our full booking and cancellation policy can be found in our Terms and Services.

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