Summer Greek and Latin Courses
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CLLA 10001/60001: Beginning Latin I
Instructor: Ben Wiley
4 credit hours
CLLA 10002/60002: Beginning Latin II
Instructor: Lucy Grinnan
4 credit hours
These sequence of courses introduce students to the language of the ancient Romans for the first time. It emphasizes the fundamentals of Latin grammar and vocabulary, and prepares students to read original Latin texts. An appreciation for ancient Roman culture is also fostered through secondary readings and class discussion.
CLLA 20103/60103: Intermediate Latin
Instructor: Prof. Krostenko
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: CLLA 10002/60002, CLLA 10111/60111 or equivalent
This course combines presentation of the remaining essentials of Latin grammar, reinforced through prose composition, with a careful reading of Latin authors such as Caesar, Cornelius Nepos, Ovid, and Augustine. The course develops students' translating skills, introduces methods for studying Latin literature in its historical and cultural contexts, and prepares students for advanced work in Latin language and literature.
CLLA 34340/64340: Augustine: Life & Sermons
Instructor: Prof. Müller
3 credit hours
Augustine of Hippo (354-430 CE) is generally recognized to be the greatest of the Latin Church Fathers and one of the foremost thinkers of the Western Church. Have you ever wanted to encounter his ideas in the Latin original, but have shied away from the complexity and sheer volume of his major works? Then this course is for you!
We will approach Augustine's teachings the same way his congregation did: through reading his sermons in Latin and listening as he explains his thoughts on grace, the sacraments and priesthood, the Bible and the history of salvation in the clear and accessible words of a preacher. The readings are suitable for students who have taken an Intermediate Latin course or anyone at an intermediate or advanced level, both first-time learners and students who want to refresh their Latin or take their first steps in Christian Latin.
The course provides an introduction to Augustine's major ideas, as well as his life and the events of his bishopric, including his fight against pagan beliefs and those Christian groups he considered heretical. We will encounter Augustine as a thinker, a reader of the Bible, a shepherd of souls and a mystic. In addition to the texts themselves, we will consider the historical, liturgical and philosophical background and discuss the material context in which his sermons were delivered: the buildings and their furniture, the listeners and the cities they inhabited, the preacher, his rhetoric and his body language.
CLLA 40116/MI 40004/MI 60004: Medieval Latin (CANCELED)
Crosslisted with Medieval Institute (primary department)
Instructor: David Gura
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: both Elementary and Intermediate Classical Latin (or the equivalent), taken recently for college credit. If there is any doubt about the adequacy of a student's preparation for the course, please contact the instructor.
This intensive introduction to the Latin language and literature of the late antique and medieval periods (fourth to fifteenth centuries) is designed both to introduce you to distinctive characteristics of medieval Latin, and to help you move toward independent work with medieval Latin texts. You will learn about developments in medieval Latin (morphology, syntax, vocabulary, orthography and pronunciation), practice close reading and accurate translation of a broad and representative selection of medieval Latin texts (including examples of the following: Latin influenced by another language; administrative Latin; technical texts; scholastic Latin; Latin of various professions; narrative accounts; imitations of classical style; formal styles; rhymed prose; cursus; ornamented styles; rhymed and metric poetry), review and practice the principal constructions of classical Latin in order to bolster your confidence and accuracy in comprehension and translation, overcome your anxiety about sight reading, be introduced to the history, areas, and tools of medieval Latin philology (including lexica, bibliographies, important edited collections and repertories of sources (printed and online) through active exercises, work very hard, and have a great deal of fun. Note: The Medieval Academy of America's Committee on Centers and Regional Associations (CARA) offers competitive stipends for students taking either Medieval Latin or Latin Paleography for credit through the Medieval Institute at Notre Dame. Application details and eligibility information are available on the Medieval Academy web site: http://www.medievalacademy.org/?page=CARA_Scholarships?
Beginning Greek I
CLGR 10001/60001 01
Instructor: Juanita Cilliers
Beginning Greek II
CLGR 10002/60002 01
Instructor: Ashley Walker
This two-semester sequence of courses introduces students to the language of the ancient Greeks for the first time. It emphasizes the fundamentals of ancient Greek grammar and vocabulary, and prepares students to read original Greek texts. An appreciation for ancient Greek culture is also fostered through secondary readings and class discussion.
Instructor: James White
This second-year language course is designed for students who have taken one year of Beginning Greek or its equivalent. The course combines a review of grammar with careful reading of classical Greek authors including Lysias, Plato, and Homer. In addition to improving students' translating skills, this course introduces methods for studying Greek literature in its historical and cultural contexts, and it prepares students for more advanced work with a variety of ancient Greek literary genres. At the course's end students will be functioning independent readers of Greek.
Patristic and Byzantine Greek (not offered Summer 2021)