Medieval Latin

Course Number: LNW 3490. General Education Requirement: HN. Section: 235H. Credits: 03. Room: CBD 0230. Times: T 5-6 (= Tuesdays 11:45 am to 1:40 pm), R 6 (Thursdays 12:50 pm to 1:40 pm). LNW 3490 Medieval Latin is a course offered in the Department of Classics at University of Florida. Department contact: Ms. Tina Williams.

Course Description

The course is an introduction to Medieval Latin in its cultural and historical context for students who have completed at least two years of Classical Latin. Students will read in the original from a selection of texts illustrating important aspects of Medieval culture, history, literature, philosophy, religion, and language. The grammatical and lexical peculiarities of Medieval Latin will be discussed. The course will also involve a small practicum in codicology and palaeography intended to introduce students to the study of manuscripts.

Textbooks and Other Study Aids

K. Sidwell, Reading Medieval Latin (Cambridge University Press.)

Additional readings will be distributed by the instructor.

Course Requirements and Grading

  • Exam I: 40%.
  • Exam II: 40%.
  • Class Performance: 20%.

Grading Rubric for Translations.

General information on current university policies for assigning grade points is available in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Attendance and General Course Policy

  • Attendance. Requirements for class attendance and make-up exams, assignments, and other work in this course are consistent with university policies that can be found in the online Undergraduate Catalog.
  • Class Etiquette. Students are strongly discouraged from leaving the class in the middle of a lecture. Those who need to do so must obtain the instructor’s permission at the beginning of class.
  • Makeup Examinations. Makeup exams are given only in extraordinary circumstances. Students who are unable to take exams at the appointed dates should notify the instructor’s assistants in advance.
  • Honor Code. Students in LNW 3490 are expected to comply with the Academic Honor Code of the University of Florida.

ADA Requirements

Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student who must then provide this documentation to the Instructor when requesting accommodation. For information about services available to students with special needs, contact the Disability Resource Center.

Course Evaluations

Students are expected to provide feedback on the quality of instruction in this course based on 10 criteria. These evaluations are conducted online at https://evaluations.ufl.edu. Evaluations are typically open during the last two or three weeks of the semester, but students will be given specific times when they are open. Summary results of these assessments are available to students at https://evaluations.ufl.edu/results.”

Calendar (under construction)

 

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AUG 22 ORIENTATION

01

AUG 24 Introduction to Medieval Latin

02

AUG 29 RML pp. 5-13: 1 a-b (Regulae of St. Benedict and St. Isidore)

03

AUG 31 RML pp. 5-13: 1 a-b (Regulae of St. Benedict and St. Isidore) [continued]

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SEP 05 RML pp.13-17: 2  i, iii (Cassiodorus, Institutiones). RML pp.18-21: 1, i-iii (St. Benedict, Regula)

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SEP 07 RML pp.13-17: 2  i, iii (Cassiodorus, Institutiones). RML pp.18-21: 1, i-iii (St. Benedict, Regula) [continued]

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SEP 12 RML pp. 22-24: 3 (St. Ambrose, Hymni).

07

SEP 14 RML pp. 22-24: 3 (St. Ambrose, Hymni).

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SEP 19 RML pp. 24-28: 4 (Egeria, Peregrinatio)

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SEP 21 RML pp. 24-28: 4 (Egeria, Peregrinatio) [continued]

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SEP 26 CANCELLED

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SEP 28 RML pp. 48-56: 2 ii, iv (St. Jerome, Epistulae)

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OCT 03 RML pp. 48-56: 2 ii, iv (St. Jerome, Epistulae) [continued]

13

OCT 05 RML pp. 57-65: 2 (Prudentius, Psychomachia)

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OCT 10 RML 70-86: 1 B-E, G, I-L, N, Q-Z (St. Columba, Altus Prosator)

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OCT 12 RML 70-86: 1 B-E, G, I-L, N, Q-Z (St. Columba, Altus Prosator) [continued]

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OCT 17  EXAM I, same time and place as class [material to be covered: sessions 2-15]

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OCT 19 RML pp. 88-90: 3 i (St. Adomnan,Vita Columbae).  RML pp. 93-101: 1 b ii-iii (Aldhelm, Aenigmata)

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OCT 24  RML pp. 108-111: 3 (Miracula Nyniae Episcopi)

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OCT 26

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OCT 31

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NOV 02

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NOV 07

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NOV 09

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NOV 14

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NOV 16

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NOV 21

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NOV 23  THANKSGIVING RECESS

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NOV 28

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NOV 30

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DEC 15 EXAM 2 (exam group 15B: 10:00 am -12:00 pm, same place as class)