LATN 295 Latin Literature from Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages


This course examines the literature produced during and after the dissolution of the Roman empire, beginning approximately with the
reforms of Diocletian and Constantine and concluding with the renaissance of secular education in the twelfth century. Texts will include
selections from the work of Jerome, Augustine, Prudentius, Alcuin of York, Einhard, Hrotsvitha of Gandersheim, Abelard, Heloise,
Hildegard of Bingen, and Walter of Chatillon. Students will participate in a weekly webcast lecture, an on-line discussion moderated by
faculty members from institutions that participate in Sunoikisis (, and weekly tutorials with faculty members at
Rhodes. This course is specifically designed for advanced students and will require extensive reading in more than one genre of Latin
literature and a rigorous study of the cultural and historical context of Rome and the Latin-speaking world after 180 CE.