MEDIEVAL LATIN LITERATURE
This is the first in a series of courses on medieval Latin literature: since it’s our intention to conserve chronological order, we can’t begin anywhere but at the literary testimonies of the VI-VIII centuries.
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 13th of October to the 15th of December (ten 75-minute lessons: one per week).
All lessons will be held on Zoom. Every Wednesday, from the 13th of October to the 15th of December: they will begin at 7:30 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 Cassiodorus, Boethius, saint Benedict of Nursia, saint Gregory the Great, Eugenius of Toledo, Alcuin of York, etc.
The teacher will be Mr Jiří A. Čepelák.
Cost of the course
The course costs 170 euros.
All those who register for at least two of the above courses (for the period October-December 2021) will receive a discount of 10%.
How to apply
The applications will close no later than October the 10th, 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.