Latin 309

Usual Description

In this course we will study the only complete Latin novel to have survived from antiquity, Apuleius’ Metamorphoses (better known as ‘The Golden Ass’). We will engage the complex stylistics of Apuleius’ Latin, and consider the cultural context of Roman North Africa in the 2nd century C.E. We will also study the critical tradition concerning the genre of the novel in general and the ancient novel in particular.

Areas of Interest
North Africa
North Africa
Time Periods

100 - 200

Languages Used


Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
Latin 309 Taught by Benjamin (Ben) Lee
Latin 309 Taught by Benjamin (Ben) Lee