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Timetable 2017-18

Tutor: Simone Mollea
Term 2 Timetable

Week 1 (date tbc). Introduction. Giovanni Boccaccio’s De casibus virorum illustrium 8.1 (Et primo viri clarissimi Francisci Petrarce in auctorem obiurgatio).

G: participles, videor.

Week 2 (date tbc). What was the true nobility in Quattrocento Italy? Poggius, Quirini, and others. Part 1: Poggius’ De nobilitate.

G: ut, comparatives and superlatives.

Week 3 (date tbc). What was the true nobility in Quattrocento Italy? Poggius, Quirini, and others. Part 2: Leonardus Chiensis’ De vera nobilitate and Lauro Quirini’s De nobilitate contra Poggium Florentinum.

G: infinitives, cum.

Week 4 (31 Jan). Poggius’ Historia Florentina Book 1.

G: time expressions, numbers.

Week 5 (7 Feb). Nicholas of Cusa’s Epistola ad Rodericum Sancium de Arevalo.

G: causal and concessive clauses, foreign words and names.

Week 6. Reading week – no class.

Week 7 (21 Feb). Erasmus’ Moriae encomium (epilogue).

G: sequence of tenses of the Subjunctive, fio.

Week 8 (28 Feb). Guillaume Budé’s De philologia.

G: independent subjunctive.

Week 9 (7 Mar). Thomas Linacre’s De emendata structura Latini sermonis (Book 6, Temporum enallage).

G: some curious uses of tenses.

Week 10 (14 Mar). Willem Canter’s Latin version of Aelius Aristides’ Concerning the Prohibition of Comedy (or. 29 Lenz – Behr = 29 Keil = 40 Dindorf).

G: gerunds and gerundives.

Weekly meetings of 90 minutes include 60 minutes of close reading, followed by 30 minutes of grammar review.