A Lesson Plan in Hyperbole
Students Will Be Able To: analyze the hyperbolic trope of counting kisses in the poems of Catullus and Martial to infer some perspectives of Roman sexuality
· What is hyperbole?
· Who was Catullus? What was his contribution to Roman literature?
· Who was Martial? What was his contribution to Roman literature?
· How do you count in Latin?
Do Roman poets use different imagery in erotic poetry to men vs. to women?