LATIN 233 - Late Latin
Winter 2023, Section 001 - The Latin of Science
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Latin (LATIN)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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Lang Req
Waitlist Capacity:
Enforced Prerequisites:
LATIN 231.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Restricted by placement exam or permission of Elementary Latin Program coordinator.
Lang Req:
This course is part of the Language Requirement sequence.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
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In this slow-paced course, you will learn the features of Postclassical Latin by reading texts that show the state of scientific knowledge in the premodern period. We will sail with St Brendan whose exploratory journey influenced Columbus’ voyage to the Americas. We will also explore the 6-7 century encyclopedia of the Spanish scholar Isidore of Seville as well as other Latin texts about science and philosophy. For more information, contact Donka D. Markus at

Course Requirements:

Grading in the course is based upon class attendance and participation, bi-weekly short quizzes, two hourly exams and a final project.

Intended Audience:

The class is as an alternative to LAT 232 (Vergil, Aeneid) and fulfills the final semester of the language requirement in Latin. The class has a graduate number (LAT 507) and graduate students are welcome. 

Class Format:

four recitation meetings a week (M,T, W, Th)


LATIN 233 - Late Latin
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 In Person
MTuWTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23

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