At the mid-year examination in Latin 4 (Satires and Epistles of Horace) one or more of the following topics will be assigned: Lucilius; his themes, metres and style. The life of Horace. Horace's conception of Satire. Maecenas' literary circle; its membership and character. Table-manners in the Augustan Age. Character studies: The Stoic preacher. The legacy hunter. The sorceress.
The treatment of these subjedts is to be confined strictly to the information obtainable from Horace himself, and must include references to the relevant passages. Other subjects of a similar nature will be announced later.