LAT 316 • Lyric Poetry: Class & Medieval
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
This course surveys a vast and varied literature, e.g., chronicle, science, theology, philosophy, art history, law. Students choose the readings because their needs vary. In past courses, we have read the Vulgate Bible, liturgies, "Pervigilium Veneris," manuscripts, chronicles of the Goths, travelogues, mythography, geography, saints' lives, commentaries on Virgil/ Cicero/ Plato, macaronic texts (Latin and/or Greek, vernacular), even Grammatical texts. Assignments: only daily translation, unless you need to write a paper. Show up for every class, be prepared to translate and know how to look into difficult constructions ("habere" plus infinitive) and words ("sule"). Prerequisites: LAT 311 or 312K or 312M with a grade of A or consent of the instructor.
Keith Sidwell, Reading Medieval Latin many xeroxes