Department of Classics and Early Christian Literature. What is a Classic? . “A Classic is something everyone wishes to have read, but no one wants to read .”.
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“A Classic is something everyone wishes
to have read,
but no one wants
The classics, referring to the literature of Greek and Roman civilizations, were established between the 4th century B.C. and the 4th century A.D. A curriculum based on that literature was already formed in the early Christian centuries.
Greek New Testament, Septuagint, Vetus Latina, Biblia Vulgata, Extracanonical books (e.g., Protevangelium of James, Gospel of Nicodemus)
Golden Age: Latin readings: Lucretius, Cicero, Vergil, Horace, Ovid.
Latin Epistolary Writing
Latin Prose Composition
Latin Church Fathers
Scholastic Latin Texts
Special Topics (e.g., Lactantius, Conciliar documents)
Elementary and Intermediate Greek
NT and Patristic Greek
Greek Church Fathers
Greek Special TopicsGradus ad Parnassum
(“Why Read the Classics?” novelist Italo Calvino)
Exegi monumentum aere perennius. Horace Horace, Ovid.
AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY Horace, Ovid.
The Department of Classics and Early Christian Literature
a lecture and workshop by
Dr. Francis Cairns
Professor of Classics, The Florida State University
“The Mistress’s Midnight Summons:Tibullus and the Latin Lyric”
Followed by a review of graduating senior research projects.
Friday, 28 March 2007
Lecture: 3:30 p.m. Stella Maris Main Chapel
Discussion: 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Loyola Hall 119-120
Both events are free and the campus community is cordially invited.