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Spring Semester 2017
  Tuesday, January 24
  Topics for today:
 

-- Overview, website, and requirements
-- The idea of a seminar
-- Using Garrison (= G.)
-- Scansion: hendecasyllabics (G., pp. 179–80)
-- Book beginnings:  Cat 1.1–4

  Thursday, January 26
  Due:
 

-- Review course website
-- G., Intro. and Suggestions..., xiii–xxi
-- Wiseman, Ch. 1, 1–10
-- Cat. 1

   
  Topics for today:
 

-- Life and times of Catullus
-- Reports: overview

  Tuesday, January 31
  Due:
 

-- Wiseman, Ch. 1, 10–14; Ch. 2, 15–26
-- Cat. 22, 105, 53
-- Scansion drill 1

   
  Topics for today:
 

-- Report: Le on Calvus/Io

  Thursday, February 2
  Due:
 

-- Cat. 14, 36
-- Wiseman, Ch. 2, 26–38

   
  Topics for today:
 

-- Quizzes: overview

  Tuesday, February 7
  Due:
 

-- Cat. 95, 42
-- Wiseman, Ch. 2, 38–49
-- Review Quizzes page
-- Scansion drill 2

   
  Topics for today:
 

-- Project: overview

  Thursday, February 9
  Due:
 

-- Cat. 50, 116
-- Wiseman, Ch. 2, 49–53

-- Review Project page

   
  Topics for today:
 

-- Report: Rueda on Cinna/Zmyrna
-- The Neoterics
-- Quiz 1 available

  Tuesday, February 14
  Due:
 

-- Cat. 5, 7, 16
-- Wiseman, Ch. 5, 130–7
-- Scansion drill 3

  Thursday, February 16
  Due:
 

-- Cat. 51, 43, 86
-- Wiseman, Ch. 5, 137–46

   
  Topics for today:
 

-- Report: Strileckis on Sappho
-- Scansion: Sapphic strophe (G., p. 181)

 

Sunday, February 19

  Due:
 

-- Quiz 1 (11:00 p.m.)

  Tuesday, February 21
  Due:
 

-- Cat. 2 (= 2a + 2b), 3
-- Wiseman, Ch. 5, 147–57
-- Thinking about MSS, part I
-- Scansion drill 4

  Thursday, February 23
  Due:
 

-- Cat. 70, 72, 83, 87, 92, 60
-- Wiseman, Ch. 5, 157–64

   
  Topics for today:
 

-- Scansion: elegiac couplet (G., p. 178)

  Sunday, February 26
  Due:
 

-- Project: poem choice (11:00 p.m.)

  Tuesday, February 28
  Due:
 

-- Cat. 75, 76
-- Wiseman, Ch. 5, 164–75
-- Preface and Rhythms (in Hexametrica)
-- Scansion drill 5

   
  Topics for today:
 

-- Report: Brady on Roman adultery
-- Discussions: overview

  Thursday, March 2
  Due:
 

-- Cat. 58, 79, 85, 107, 109
-- Wiseman, Ch. 5, 175–82

   
  Topics for today:
 

-- Scansion: limping iambics (G., p. 180)
-- Project: scansion/reading meetings

  Sunday, March 5
  Due:
 

-- Project: scansion/translation (11:00 p.m.)

  Tuesday, March 7
  Due:
 

-- Cat. 38, 8
-- Schmiel 1990–91, "The Structure of C. 8"

-- Scansion drill 6

   
  Topics for today:
 

-- Discussion: Cail on Schmiel

  Thursday, March 9
  Due:
 

-- Cat. 11
-- Forsyth 1991, "The Thematic Unity of C. 11"

   
  Topics for today:
 

-- Discussion: Le on Forsyth
-- Quiz 2 available

  Tuesday, March 14
  Spring break
  -- No classes held
  Thursday, March 16
  Spring break
  -- No classes held
  Tuesday, March 21
  Due:
 

-- Cat. 24, 48, 81, 99
-- Wiseman, Ch. 4, 92–101
-- Scansion (in Hexametrica)
-- Scansion drill 7

  Thursday, March 23
  Due:
 

-- Cat. 10
-- Marsilio & Podlesney 2006, "Poverty..."
-- Wiseman, Ch. 4, 101–7

   
  Topics for today:
 

-- Discussion: Rueda on Marsilio et al.

  Sunday, March 26
  Due:
 

-- Quiz 2 (11:00 p.m.)

  Tuesday, March 28
  Due:
 

-- Cat. 31, 101, 49, 56
-- Wiseman, Ch. 4, 107–15
-- Scansion drill 8

   
  Topics for today:
 

-- Report: Griffin on Roman funerary rites

  Thursday, March 30
  Due:
 

-- Cat. 39, 69, 100
-- Wiseman, Ch. 4, 115–29

   
  Topics for today:
 

-- Podcast: The Written Word... (M. Arnush)
-- Visit to Scribner Library Special Collections, 5:00 p.m.

  Sunday, April 2
  Due:
 

-- Project: prelim. biblio. (11:00 p.m.)

  Tuesday, April 4
  Due:
 

-- Cat. 84, 88, 89, 90, 97
-- Vandiver 1990, "Sound Patterns in C. 84"
-- Scansion drill 9

   
  Topics for today:
 

-- Discussion: Strileckis on Vandiver

  Thursday, April 6
  Due:
 

-- Cat. 29, 57, 93
-- Scott 1971, "Catullus and Caesar"

   
  Topics for today:
 

-- Discussion: Brady on Scott
-- Quiz 3 available

  Tuesday, April 11
  Due:
 

-- Cat. 64.1–57
-- Scansion drill 10

   
  Topics for today:
 

-- Report: Cail on Roman marriage

  Thursday, April 13
  Due:
 

-- Cat. 64.58–131

   
  Topics for today:
 

-- Scansion: dactylic hexameter (G., pp. 177–8)

  Sunday, April 16
  Due:
 

-- Quiz 3 (11:00 p.m.)

  Tuesday, April 18
  Due:
 

-- Cat. 64.132–201
-- Scansion drill 11

  Thursday, April 20
  Due:
 

-- Cat. 64.323–408
-- Sklenar 2006, "Fabrics of Catullus 64"

   
  Topics for today:
 

-- Discussion: Griffin on Sklenar

  Sunday, April 23
  Due:
 

-- Project: outline/annotated biblio. (11:00 p.m.)

  Tuesday, April 25
  Due:
 

-- Cat. 34, 55, 65 (in translation, skim Latin)
-- Scansion drill 12

   
  Topics for today:
 

-- Project: presentations
-- Presenters: Brady, Cail, Le

  Thursday, April 27
  Due:
 

-- Cat. 4, 35, 37 (in translation, skim Latin)

   
  Topics for today:
 

-- Project: presentations
-- Presenters: Griffin, Rueda, Strileckis

  Sunday, April 30
  Due:
 

-- Project: rough draft (11:00 p.m.)

  Tuesday, May 2
  Due:
 

-- Scansion drill 13

   
  Topics for today:
 

-- Conclusions
-- Course evaluations

-- Semester project: rough draft meetings

  Thursday, May 9
  Due:
 

-- Project: final paper (noon)

 
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