Humor, Satire, and Power

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Humor, Satire, and Power


In the past as in the present, humor is a powerful tool. We study how Latin authors used humor to celebrate, uphold, criticize, and/or undermine the social order. Readings may include authors such as Plautus, Terence, Seneca, Suetonius, Petronius, Juvenal, Luxorius, Hrotswitha, and Walter Map. Prerequisite: Students should have a working knowledge of Latin and should select either intermediate 203 or advanced 303, depending on their skills.

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No writing credit

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IDCM - CMS Program

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