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Latin Reading: Science in Latin over Two Millennia (Continued)

Wed. 10:00am Eastern

Course Description: Latin was the living language of science until not too long ago. From Newton’s laws of motion to Gauss’s flux theorem, many crucial scientific discoveries were first codified and disseminated in Latin. In this course, we will keep reading works by early modern scientific authors like Galileo, Newton, Galvani, Gauss, and more. During class time, we will read the text together then comment on our sources in English or Latin and discuss any subject of interest to the group. According to participants’ ability, source texts will be read in the original Latin and discussion in Latin will be encouraged.


Level: This course is intended for students of Latin at all levels.
Textbook: Instructors will provide materials. Students can also benefit from consulting R. Spivak - M. Epstein, The Latin of Science (Bolchazy-Carducci, 2019), which is not required.
Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.

Regular price $125.00

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Marco Romani Mistretta

A native of Rome, Marco Romani Mistretta studied Classics at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa and received a PhD in Classical Philology from Harvard University before joining the Paideia Institute. Besides being the author of several research articles, he has taught a number of courses on ancient languages, Greek and Roman literatures, and science in antiquity.