Read Latin literature in the original language! This year, our text will be the poems—carmina—of the Roman poet Catullus, famous for his playful epigrams, his heartfelt love songs, and his rich mythological tales in hexameter.  21L.613 serves as a bridge for students with one semester or more of formal Latin training (Latin 1/2, high school Latin, or equivalent) between the study of Latin grammar and vocabulary and the reading of Latin authors. 21L.614 offers more of a challenge for advanced readers. They run simultaneously and each may be repeated once for credit.