Dickinson Summer Latin Workshop: Ovid’s Little Aeneid (Metamorphoses 13.623–14.582)
July 12-16, 2021
The Dickinson Summer Latin Workshop will be held online this year. While this situation is far from ideal, we hope it will allow those who could not normally travel to Carlisle to participate. We are delighted to have Meghan Newell Reedy with us as guest instructor. Meghan grew up in South Africa and the Pacific Northwest, and has lived in Boston, Texas, England, and, currently Maine. A graduate of Whitman College, she holds an M.A. from the University of Durham and a D.Phil. from Oxford University. She is a former Dickinson faculty member and is currently Program Coordinator with the Maine Humanities Council. Her scholarly work focuses on Propertius. Among other things she thinks a lot about how textiles and clothing get made and worn and usually has a knitting / sewing / weaving project on the go. Longtime attendees will remember Meghan from Dickinson summer workshops on Tacitus’ Germania (2011), Propertius (2012) and Ovid’s Fasti (2013).
- Online meetings will take place daily 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Eastern time US, with a break in the middle. Group translation will be carried on in two sections, one for the more confident (affectionately known as “the sharks”), one for the less confident (even more affectionately known as “the dolphins”) led on alternating days by Meghan Reedy and Chris Francese (Dickinson College).
Reading Schedule (Approximate)
Monday, July 12: Metamorphoses 13.623–808
Tuesday, July 13: Metamorphoses 13.809–968, 14.1–24
Wednesday, July 14: Metamorphoses 14.25–222
Thursday, July 15: Metamorphoses 14.223–444
Friday, July 16: Metamorphoses 14.445–582
Neil Hopkinson, Ovid, Metamorphoses Book XIII (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000). This is an excellent line-by-line commentary; unfortunately nothing similar exists for Book 14.
R.J. Tarrant, ed. P. Ovidi Nasonis Metamorphoses (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004). The standard text of the whole poem, and a gorgeous book to boot. This is what we will read from.
$200, due by check on or before July 1, 2021. Make checks payable to Dickinson College and mail them to
Department of Classical Studies, Dickinson College
c/o Terri Blumenthal
Carlisle, PA 17013