School of History

HST6115 – Latin for Medievalists III

Module code: HST6115

Credits: 15
Semester: SEM 1

Module Convenor: TBC

Latin was the common language of European scholarship way beyond the end of the Roman empire in the fifth century CE. It evolved constantly for some thousand years, then the period of the Humanist Renaissance gave it a new lease of life, and statesmen and philosophers like Erasmus and More used it as a medium of communication. It continued to be used by academics, especially central Europeans, as late as the nineteenth century.

This course will consolidate your past knowledge of Latin through the study of grammar and syntax, as well as translation of original texts.

Assessment: Essay (2,000 words) [50%] and In-Class Test [50%]
Level: 6