LATIN LITERATURE OF THE RENAISSANCE
This is the second in a series of courses on the Latin literature in the age of Humanism and Renaissance.
By reading selected passages written by the most representative authors of the time (15th and 16th centuries), participants will learn about some of the specific features of humanist Latin language and literature.
A course tailored for you
The course will be entirely in Latin: participants will listen, speak, read and write.
An advanced knowledge of the Latin language is required.
We want everybody to take an active part in our lessons; that’s why, each group will be composed of no more than ten participants.
Dates of the course
The course will be held from the 25th of April to the 27th of June (ten 75-minute lessons: one per week).
All lessons will be held on Zoom, every Monday: they will begin at 7 p. m., Rome time (UTC + 2).
Should you be unable to attend a lesson, the Schola Latina will be glad to provide you with a video recording.
To help participants to meet and make friends, we’ll form some groups on Whatsapp or similar programmes.
Teaching material and course programme
To this day, not many histories of Latin literature – written either in Latin or other languages – are available, which deal specifically and solely with humanistic and Renaissance literature, actually separating it from the periods that precede and follow. At any rate, some information on literary historiography for this period – very useful even if not organized in the format of a manual, but rather of an essay or book chapter – can be found, for example, in the following publications:
– L. D. Reynolds – N. G. Wilson, Scribes and scholars: a guide to the transmission of Greek and Latin literature, Oxford University Press, 2014 (4th edition) (Ch. 4, The Renaissance);
– M. Berté, M. Petoletti, Medieval and humanistic philology, il Mulino, 2017;
– E. Garin, “The literature of the humanists”, in Italian literature Garzanti, dirr. E. Cecchi-N. Sapegno, vol. III;
‒ E. Garin, Prosatori latini del Quattrocento, Riccardo Ricciardi editore, 1952.
Further bibliography will be provided by the teacher.
During the lessons we will read and comment on passages, which will be provided by the teacher, written by some of the major authors of the time, such as Angelo Poliziano, Marsilio Ficino, Janus Pannonius, Aldo Manuzio, Guillaume Budé, Luis Vives, Erasmus of Rotterdam, etc.
The teacher will be Miss Ambra Marzocchi.
Cost of the course
The course costs 175 euros.
All those who register for at least two of our courses (for the period April-June 2022), and all those who have taken part in at least one course held from January to March 2022, will receive a discount of 10%.
How to apply
The applications will close no later than April the 3rd, but they might even close before that deadline, if the maximum number of applicants is reached. So apply sooner rather than later!
To apply, it is required to fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Upon receiving the application, you will be provided all details needed to make the bank transfer.
The application will be kept valid the moment the deposit is received, provided this happens within ten days after the sending of the form.