Course Description: Guy of Amiens' Carmen de Hastingae Proelio is one of the major sources for the Norman Conquest of England, written by an eyewitness to the events. Part propaganda and part objective history, the Carmen tells the story of the invasion preparations, the failed negotiations between William and Harold, the battle itself, William's initial impact on English political life, and his abortive coronation. The class with read the text in association with an examination of the story, told in visual terms, in the Bayeux Tapestry. This is an ongoing group that commenced reading the text last term. New members are welcome at any time.
Intermediate to Advanced Latin reading.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materialsSections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.
Fridays, 5pm U.S. Eastern Time