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LAT 301 Oratory (3 credits)

We will engage in translation, discussion, and analysis of selected passages of Cicero's Pro Caelio. We will explore Cicero's rhetorical style and tactics, including his personal conflict with Clodius and his attack on the character of Clodius' sister Clodia Metelli, who has been identified with Catullus' "Lesbia". We will also examine the political charges against Caelius within the complex political and social systems of late Republican Rome. Fulfills the Art/Literature requirement of the GER/GEP.