Latin 103. Virgil: Aeneid (4 units)

imageLatin 103. Virgil: Aeneid (4 units)
Valentina Popescu

MWF 1:10-2:00P
105 Wellman Hall
CRN 81575

Course Description: We will read, translate, and discuss selections from Vergil’s masterpiece, with detailed attention to language, meter, syntax, tone, and social/cultural context. We will also survey the Vergilian corpus and consider Vergil’s place in the classical tradition.

Requirements: Daily translation and class participation, quizzes, a midterm and final exam, and shorter essays building to a final paper.

Prerequisite: Latin 100 or consent of instructor (

GE credit (Old): Arts & Humanities and Writing Experience.
GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities and Writing Experience.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Term Paper.


  • Virgil, The Aeneid, Books 1-6, edited by R.T. Ganiban et al.  (Focus Publishing, 2012)
  • Virgil, The Aeneid, translated by Robert Fitzgerald  (Vintage Classics, 1990)
  • An intermediate Latin dictionary (Cassell’s or Chambers Murray)


  • Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar, edited by Anne Mahoney et al.  (Focus Publishing, 2001)