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Intermediate-Advanced Latin Reading: Readings in the Medieval Liturgical Commentary

Wed. 6pm Eastern

Course Description: Focussing on the liturgical commentary of Sicard of Cremona, the longest of the Middle Ages, this reading course will examine the significance and symbolism of some key ceremonies of the Catholic Church through the eyes of this early 13th century bishop of Cremona. We will also explore the wider tradition of the liturgical commentary and consider the ways in which authorities manipulated the tradition and created their own emphases in the tradition.


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.