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About this Course
About the Course
In this course, Professor Sharon Marshall (University of Exeter) explores the theme of love in Latin poetry. It will be particularly useful for those reading the eight poems (or extracts of poems) that make up the ‘Amor’ set text for OCR Latin GCSE (J282). Each lecture focuses on a single poem (or extract from a poem) to explore a particular aspect of love in the Roman literary imagination – e.g. its softness, its inequality, its pain, its universality, etc. In each case, we explore the historical, literary and social context for the author and text in question, as well as engaging in some close reading of the Latin text.
About the Lecturer
Dr Sharon Marshall is Senior Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter, specialising in Roman epic, love elegy and the Roman novel.