LATIN 436 - Postclassical Latin II
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Latin (LATIN)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Two years of college Latin.
May not be repeated for credit.
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The goal of the class is to learn the tools and essential skills to read and comprehend a range of texts in the two main types of Postclassical Latin: Medieval Latin and Neo-Latin. Particular attention will be paid to the changes in Latin grammar, syntax, and orthography from AD 400-1300. Readings will include saints’ lives, letters, travel literature, romance, history, philosophy, poetry and some humanist writings. We will survey Medieval Latin texts from the lands corresponding to the British Isles, Germany, France, Spain and Italy today. Besides situating the texts within their historical contexts, we will explore the European reception of Greco-Roman antiquity. The class is designed for students in a range of disciplines—classics, literature, philosophy, musicology, history, history of art, archaeology, religious studies, early Christian studies, Romance languages etc.

Course Requirements:

Grading will be based on quizzes, reports, a midterm exam, and a final project.

Intended Audience:

The course is approved by Rakham for graduate credit and welcomes both graduate and undergraduate students. The pre-requisite for the course is two years of college Latin or the equivalent. Please, contact Donka D. Markus ( for more information.

Class Format:

two meetings per week, recitation


LATIN 436 - Postclassical Latin II
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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