MEDIEVAL LATIN LITERATURE
In this course on medieval Latin literature we’ll read the literary testimonies of the XII century.
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 12th of April to the 14th of June (ten 75-minute lessons: one per week).
All lessons will be held on Zoom, every Friday: 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
There aren’t many histories of medieval Latin literature, in Latin or in another language, to be found and consulted for free on the Internet.
By way of example we’ll list just a few books, then, that handle the chief medieval authors: some of these have been translated into other languages.
– Curtius, Ernst Robert: Europäische Literatur und lateinisches Mittelalter, Tübingen und Basel, Francke Verlag, 19481.
– D’Angelo, Edoardo: Storia della letteratura mediolatina, Montella, Accademia Vivarium novum, 20041.
– Harrington, K. P.: Medieval Latin, Chicago-London, The University of Chicago Press, 19622.
– Leonardi, Claudio et al.: Letteratura latina medievale (secoli VI-XV), Firenze, Sismel-Edizioni del Galluzzo, 20021.
In any case, whatever book is found in print can work.
During the lessons, we will read and comment on passages, which will be provided by the teacher, from the major authors of the period, such as Archpoet, Peter Abelard, Walter of Châtillon, Alan of Lille, Bernard of Clairvaux, Hildegard of Bingen.
The teacher will be Mr Jiří A. Čepelák.
Cost of the course
The course costs 175 euros.
All those who register for two or more of our courses (for the period April-June 2024), all those who have taken part in at least one course held from January to March 2024, and all those who are under 21 years of age at the time of registration, will receive a discount of 10%. The discounts are not combinable.
How to apply
The applications will close no later than March the 24th, 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.