Medieval Philosophical Latin

Lee Hoinacki

During two formal seminars I offered an introduction to medieval philosophical Latin. Each seminar was based on a text from the Summa Theologiae or the Contra Gentes of Thomas Aquinas. The aim of the seminars was to introduce participants to thirteenth-century Latin and to the philosophical and theological thought of the Middle Ages. The effort to translate and understand a Latin text by explaining its grammar, syntax and style also exposed participants to the language of medieval philosophy.

Further studies of Aquinas and/or Latin was offered for interested participants.


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