Guy of Amiens Carmen de Proelio Hastingae

Guy of Amiens Carmen de Proelio Hastingae

NB This course starts on Friday July 21st and will meet weekly for ten weeks until September 29th.

Course Description: Written by an eyewitness to the events, Bishop Guy of Amiens' epic poem on the Battle of Hastings is the principal source dealing with the events that changed the course of English history and inspired the Bayeux Tapestry. The Carmen deals with the Battle itself, as well the preparations William the Conqueror made for the crossing, the political aftermath of the Conquest, and the coronation of William as king of England.


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.

Fridays, 6pm EDT


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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.