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Course: Medieval Latin

V Medieval Latin • 2019 listing - for reference only • Grade 10 or above • Latin Sequence
* Primary Instructor
Bruce McMenomy
* Sections
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Section 1 Instructor: Bruce McMenomy
Classes meet from September 3, 2019 to June 8, 2020
Friday 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM ET
Enrollment Policy: Full Session Only
Tuition: $500.00

* Website
Please review more extensive materials at the teacher's Medieval Latin website.
* Description
An introduction to Late and Medieval Latin through selected readings and analysis of morphological and syntactic variation. An advanced course offered only infrequently as occasion requires.
* Meetings
This course meets once a week for discussion and review of assigned homework.
* Homework
Regular readings from Sidwell's anthology, together with area studies from the Mantello and Rigg collection of articles.
* Prerequisites
Latin IV or equivalent; further preparation is certainly appropriate, though not absolutely required.
* Recommended background
This is a course that requires considerable fluency and competence in Classical Latin. Some acquaintance with Medieval History is an advantage as well.
* Instructor's Notes
A specialized course for those who are interested in pursuing Medieval Studies; it deals with standard Late Latin and Medieval Latin authors selected for difficulty, and conducted at the level of an upper-division college course. This is not a course in the Vulgate or its equivalent; it gets into some fairly subtle historical linguistics.
V Textbooks and Materials
* Latin Dictionary Founded on Andrew's Edition of Freund's Latin Dictionary
Charlton T. Lewis, Charles Short, William Freund
This text is required.
ISBN: 0198642016
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
Other information: This is definitely not required, but it is one of the better general-purpose Latin dictionaries for the mediaeval Latinist. Its selections run up to about 600 A.D., and cover some of the more critical patristic vocabulary. It is worth noting that the text of the dictionary is available for free online via Perseus and Logeion.
* Medieval Latin: An Introduction and Bibliographical Guide
A. G. Rigg (Editor), Frank Anthony Carl Mantello (Editor)
This text is required.
ISBN: 0813208424
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
* Reading Medieval Latin
Keith Sidwell
This text is required.
ISBN: 052144747X
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
* Collins Gem Latin Dictionary
D. A. Kidd
This text is recommended; purchase and use is optional.
ISBN: 000470763X
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
Other information: Some Latin dictionary is essential for this course. This is probably the most inexpensive you can find and use, and it will cover most of the necessary vocabulary. Others are offered as options.
* Revised Medieval Latin Word-List from British and Irish Sources (British Academy)
R. E. Latham, committee appointed by the British Academy
This text is recommended; purchase and use is optional.
ISBN: 0197258913
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
Other information: Definitely not necessary, but useful to the specialist.

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