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A History of Monasticism in Texts (Intermediate-Advanced Latin Reading)

Wed. 7pm Eastern

Course Description: This course will read select texts from Late Antiquity until the Middle Ages, tracing the rise of monasticism from its eastern origins to its greatest flowering in the high Middle Ages. Key sources will include excerpts from the life of St Anthony the Great in its first Latin translation, episodes from the lives of St Hilarion and St Malchus by St Jerome, the Rule of St Benedict, the collections of the sayings of the Desert Fathers made in the early Middle Ages, the anonymous account of the Abbey of Clairvaux, selections from the letters of St Bernard of Clairvaux, and episodes from the life of St Samson of Dol by Baudri de Bourgueil.


Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin. No specific knowledge of Medieval Latin is expected.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.

Regular price $250.00

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John Weretka

John Weretka holds undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in musicology, medieval history, art history, theology, and Latin, and is currently a doctoral student at the University of Divinity (Australia), researching the medieval liturgical commentary. John works in the early music stream in the Faculty of Music at the University of Melbourne and is the convenor of the University’s Medieval Latin Reading Group.