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

Price: $250.00

Course is at capacity. Please fill out this waiting-list form.


John Weretka

John holds undergraduate and graduate qualifications in musicology, medieval history, art history, theology, and Latin, and is currently a doctoral student, engaged in a translation of and commentary on Sicard of Cremona's De Mitrale. He works in the early music stream of the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Fine Arts and Music and is the convenor of the University's Medieval Latin Reading Group. He has taught medieval texts, including Donizo's Vita Matilidis and Bede's Historia, for the Paideia Institute since early 2021.