Roman, Early Christian and Medieval Thought

The second seminar draws on writings from a broad span of time, beginning in 1000 B.C. with Genesis and ending in the late 14th Century with Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

This seminar is taken by all freshmen in the spring semester and covers three different periods of history: the Roman, Early Christian, and the Medieval.

Prerequisite: Seminar 020 - Greek Thought

Reading List:

  • Genesis 1-3
  • Virgil, The Aeneid of Virgil
  • Lucretius, On the Nature of the Universe
  • Terence, The Brothers
  • Epictetus, The Handbook (The Encheiridion)
  • Gospel of Mark
  • St. Augustine, Confessions
  • Hroswitha, Abraham
  • Arabian Nights
  • Hildegard of Bingen, Scivias
  • Marie de France, The Lais
  • Maimonides, Guide of the Perplexed
  • Rumi, Say I Am You
  • Dante, Inferno
  • Christine de Pizan, The Book of the City of Ladies
  • Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales