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Conrad Celtes, Archhumanist (Intermediate-Advanced Latin Reading)

Fri., 8:15-9:15pm (U.S. Eastern Time)

Course Description: Conrad Celtes was the most significant figure in the revitalisation of Latin letters in Germany in the second half of the fifteenth century, and was a figure of breathtaking vitality in oratory, poetry, and polemics. In this reading course, we will study part of the speech he delivered to the University of Ingolstadt in 1492 that is a call to arms for German to take its rightful place in the republic of Latin letters, as well as poetic selections from his Libri Odarum Quattuor and Epigrammata.


Level: Intermediate-Advanced Latin reading. No prior knowledge of Renaissance Latin is assumed.

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.