Special attention will be placed on Renaissance Latin as revival and imitation of classical Latin as well as a conscious attempt to move away from Medieval linguistic practices. Accordingly, as an introduction, in the first sessions we will read texts which evidence this conscious attempt by Renaissance authors to restore classical Latin. We will then move through the main genres or topics approached by Renaissance famous latinists such as epic and lyric poetry, philosophy, and political thought.
Authors read will include Francis Petrarch, Lorenzo Valla, Erasmus of Rotterdam, Pico della Mirandola, Thomas more among others. See course schedule in the right hand column for the complete programme.
Places are limited. All classes will be taught virtually via Microsoft Teams every Monday from 3 - 4:30 pm. Students not enrolled in the Renaissance Centre pay £25 per course at the beginning of term. To apply to join this class, please complete the application form here, or for other enquiries, contact the Centre administrator on email@example.com
Former students say:
The classes have been really helpful by covering the basics and applying them to the sort of Latin documents we are likely to come across in our research. Studying Latin this way is much more relevant - and can even be fun!
The best way to learn; friendly, relaxed and informal but with a serious purpose. It is essential for my Art History studies that I improve my lapsed Latin and I appreciate the flexible structure of teaching which adapts the coursework to the needs of the current group.
Participants accepted onto the 2020-21 course, should familiarise themselves with the applicable Terms &Conditions, here.
Epigraphic manuscript NAL 1149 in the Bibliothèque nationale de France