Ekkehard of St Gall — Waltharius

Course Description: Ekkehard of St Gall's Waltharius is the most significant (mock) epic of the High Middle Ages and tells the story of Waltharius, his beloved Hiltgund, his friend Hagen, and the adventures they have as they return from exile at the court of Attila the Hun and encounter the greedy King Gunther. Ekkehard's story is told with humour and erudition, plundering the texts of the Classical, Late Antique and Medieval worlds. This is an ongoing group, with participants part of the way through the second of three books. New members are welcome at any time.


Level: Intermediate to Advanced Latin reading.

Textbook: Instructor will provide materials

Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.

Thursdays, 6pm U.S. Eastern Time


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John Weretka

John Weretka holds qualifications in medieval history, musicology, art history, theology, and Latin, and is currently completing a PhD in the medieval liturgical commentary tradition and a Diploma in Manuscript Studies with the Pontifical Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. He teaches in the early music stream of the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Music and Fine Arts (Australia) and is the convenor of the University's medieval Latin reading group. John has led courses on Bede's Ecclesiastical History, Donizo's Life of Matilda of Tuscany, and Hrotsvita of Gandersheim's Callimachus (among other texts) for the Paideia Institute.