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Latin for Research in the Humanities: Reading Exercises

Term 2


Week 1: Erasmus, De copia verborum ac rerum, Prefatory Letters (PDF Document)

Week 2: Erasmus, De copia, I, 1-4 (On verbal abundance) (PDF Document)

Week 3: Erasmus, De copia, I, 5-6 (On verbal brevity) (PDF Document)

Week 4: Erasmus, De copia, I, 7 (On double abundance) (PDF Document)

Week 5: Erasmus, De copia, I, 8-9 (On variety of speeches) (PDF Document)

Week 6: Reading Week. No class

Week 7: Erasmus, De copia, I, 10 (On the importance of knowledge while writing) (PDF Document)

Week 8: Erasmus, De copia, I, 11-16 (Rules on variatio) (PDF Document)

Week 9: Erasmus, De copia, I, 33 (131 ways to say 'Your letter pleased me a lot') (PDF Document)

Week 10: Erasmus, De copia, I, 33 (200 ways to say 'I will never forget you') (PDF Document)


Term 3 (to be confirmed)

Week 1: Erasmus, De copia, II, 1 (On the abundance of thinking) (PDF Document)

Week 2: Erasmus, De copia, II, 2-4 (Rules on variatio 1) (PDF Document)

Week 3: Erasmus, De copia, II, 2-4 (Rules on variatio 2) (PDF Document)

Week 4: Erasmus, Adagia, I, 1, 1 (Between friends all is common)

Week 5: Erasmus, Adagia, I, 1, 70 (Man is a wolf to man)
 
Week 6: Reading Week. No class

Week 7: Erasmus, Adagia, I, 2, 39 (Well begun is half done) and I, 4, 45 (You are counting the waves)

Week 8: Erasmus, Adagia, I, 4, 56 (You write in water) and I, 4, 57 (You are building on the sand)

Week 9: Erasmus, Adagia, I, 6, 95 (Know thyself) and I, 6, 96 (Nothing to excess)

Week 10: Erasmus, The Praise of Folly (The foolish ages of human life)