Medieval Latin Reading Club


Tired of those dusty classical writers? Try something a little more hip and current: medieval writers!

We are a group of undergraduates and graduates with a nerdy passion  for reading and learning about medieval Latin. With very few other resources for available to us on campus, we’ve banded together in common interest to read anything from the pornographic tirades of Peter Damien to the preposterous etymological musings of Isidore of Seville to the nipply deeds of Christina the Astonishing.

Anyone with a grasp of the fundamentals of Latin is welcome to join us. We’re all at different levels of ability and no one needs to feel intimidated if they’ve only just started second year Latin. We will not put you on the spot or pressure you. Just jump in when you feel like contributing. Also feel free to suggest readings to the group. As long as it’s not Guido of Bazoches, we’re down for anything :)

Our Spring 2008 meeting time is:

DAILY @ 12:30 PM in the Broadway Coffee Shop.

On Tuesdays/Thursdays we plan to do grammar reviews and on the rest of the days we will be doing readings from the following anthology:

  1. K.P. Harrington, ed. Medieval Latin, 2nd ed. (Chicago: UCP, 1997).

Come on by!


[4.1.08] MLRC now meeting every day for Spring 2008.

[1.30.08] We now have a mailing list! Click here to subscribe.

[1.26.08] We’re online! We will hopefully soon have a mailing list too.