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For Graduates.

Latin D1: Latin C1 or C2 prerequisite.—This course extends through
three years and is intended for those who desire to specialize for one, two or
three years in classical philology. It contemplates especially the needs of those
who choose Latin as their major for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. If
the candidate's major be Latin, a respectable familiarity with Greek is required,
since the language, literature, and life of the Romans are saturated with Greek
influence. If the candidate's major be Romanic, the technical Greek requirement
is waived as far as practically possible, and he is guided into the history of
the Roman popular vernacular, the common source of the Romanic tongues, and
into an acquaintance with the authors illustrating the Vulgar Latin in literature.

For the sake of first-hand access to important modern authorities in Latin
philology, the candidate is required to have a good reading knowledge of German
and French.

It is the aim of this course to prepare the candidate to investigate independently
the sources of our knowledge of the language, monuments (literary
and objective), and life of the Romans. The following is, therefore,
an outline of the course: I. In Language: Elements of comparative
grammar; introduction to Latin historical grammar; systematic grammar;
reading of epigraphic and literary monuments illustrating the history of the
Latin Language. II. In the Literary and Objective Monuments of the Romans:


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Reading of authors in groups systematically planned to illustrate the literary life
of the Romans; history and interpretation of texts; elements of palaeography,
epigraphy, numismatics, topography and remains. III. In Roman Life: Constructive
study of Roman culture-history; reading of authors illustrating the
development of Roman civilization; study of modern authorities in Roman culture-history.—Friday,
Saturday, 12-2. Cabell Hall. Professor Fitz-Hugh.

For summer-school courses in Latin on which college credit is allowed,
see p. 238.