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Academic Year 2005/2006
Medieval Latin: Martyrs, Kings, Saints and Lovers
LAT 261 SP
Introduction to Latin literature of late antiquity and the Middle Ages. In the course we will read selections from a variety of texts from the third to the twelfth century: historical works, biographies, martyrdom
and saints' lives, dramas, letters, and lyrics of love, praise, humor, and satire. Topics discussed will include the development of the Latin language; figural and allegorical interpretation; medieval biography,
and historiography; the representation of the individual; and the theme of love in the Latin literature of the Middle Ages.
THE PASSION OF PERPETUA
Hrothsvitha, PAFNUTIUS, DULCITIUS
GREGORY OF TOUR
Einhard, LIFE OF CHARLEMAGNE
William Fitzstephen, LIFE OF THOMAS BECKET
selections of the poet, Venantius Fortunatus,
correspondence of ABELARD and
HELOISE, the lyric and satirical poetry of the ARCHPOET, the CAMBRIDGE SONGS, and the CARMINA BURANA
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
One take-home exam, one short paper, and one long paper, plus in-class discussion and reports. About 5 pages of Latin to prepare each week, and reading in secondary texts. Students will write a final paper on a medieval
Latin text of their choosing,
preferably one not studied in class, and will give an oral report on their chosen text in one of the last class periods.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Students should normally have taken a 200 level Latin course or the equivalent. In doubtful cases consult the instructor. Regular attendance is expected.
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- Instructor(s): Roberts,Michael J.
- Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: DWNY100;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: UNL)
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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