Guy of Amiens — Carmen de Hastingae Proelio

Guy of Amiens — Carmen de Hastingae Proelio

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 materials

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

Fridays, 5pm U.S. Eastern Time


Course has already past.

Sign up to be notified about upcoming Telepaideia courses


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.