Ekkehard of St Gall — Waltharius

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 enrolled in an MLitt programme in Viking Studies. He is the convenor of the University of Melbourne (Australia) Medieval Latin Reading Group and has taught extensively for the Paideia Institute on texts including the Ecclesiastical History of Bede, the Vita of Matilda of Tuscany of Donizo, and the Carmen de Hastingae Proelio by Guy of Amiens. John has also taught at the Sydney University Latin Summer School.