Gerolamo Cardano’s Neronis Encomium (Advanced Conversational Latin)
Fri. at 2pm Eastern
Course Description: Students in this course will read and discuss excerpts from Gerolamo Cardano's Neronis encomium, in which the author, a Renaissance intellectual who lived in the 16th century, questions Tacitus' and Suetonius' accounts of Nero. Cardano argues that the negative picture we have of Nero is merely the result of these two author's malice, and in this course, students will have the opportunity to discuss whether or not his points have merit.
Level: This course is intended for those with advanced experience speaking Latin.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.
Zoltán studied classical and Renaissance studies for two years at the Academy Vivarium Novum, a unique institute where students are allowed to speak only Latin and Ancient Greek. After graduating in Classics in Rome, he studied sinology and history in Vienna specializing in ancient and early modern history with a special focus on historiography. He has been teaching conversational Latin and Greek for several years.