Wednesday, March 18, 2020

A Lesson Plan: "Let Each One Sing of Whomever they Love..." Nemesianus' Fourth Eclogue

Target Audience:  This lesson plan is appropriate for advanced readers of Latin (3rd semester +)

Objective: Students Will Be Able To:  compare portrayals of heteronormative and same-sex couples in Nemesianus’ Fourth Eclogue to analyze ancient perspectives of gender and sexuality

Essential Questions
• What were Greco-Roman perspectives of same sex couples?
• What are some tropes of Greco-Roman erotic poetry?
o Are there different tropes for heteronormative and same-sex couples?
• What can we learn by comparing different cultures’ perspectives on gender and sexuality?