Latin 5600

Medieval Latin

Prof. Rand Johnson

Department of World Languages and Literatures

Western Michigan University


Texts & Notes--Copies of texts used in past classes, some to be used this term, accompanied by brief notes.

Dictionaries--A list of dictionaries useful for studying Medieval Latin writings

The Life History of Latin Words: from an address by an editor of the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae.

Allen & Greenough, A New Latin Grammar--An online version of a convenient grammar of Classical Latin.

Patrologia Latina Database--an electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina, published between 1844 and 1855, comprising the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216.

Graesse, Orbis Latinus--An extensive listing of Latin place names and their modern equivalents.

Oxford English Dictionary--The most extensive dictionary of the English language giving words, their meanings and etymologies, from the Middle Ages to the present. The usage of 231,100 words is illustrated by 2.5 million examples. Updated with new words quarterly.

Dag Norberg, Manuel pratique de latin médiéval--Chapters from Norberg's survey of the language translated into English.

Silvia Rizzo, Latin in the Period of Humanism--A chapter from Letteratura italiana, A. Asor Rosa, ed., translated into English.

Paul deMan, "The Return to Philology"--on the value of close reading, a personal reminiscence.


Rand Johnson
Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
Phone: 387-3013 (w/ message)
Email: rand.johnson@wmich.edu

Revised: 24 September 2012