Neo-Latin Colloquia (Latine)
This page was last modified on 7 April, 2011.
Graduate students and faculty associated with the UK Institute for Latin Studies are creating a variety of materials for the renewed study and enjoyment of neo-Latin colloquia scholastica, texts that date primarily from the 16th century (see timeline). This page will serve as a gateway to what we offer.
- We have published an archive of over 650 colloquia via the new Perseus hopper, which provides lemmatized searching, morphological parsing, dictionary lookups, and automatic concordances for each text from the following authors:
- Franciscus Cervantes de Salazar (1514?-1575), Ad Exercitia Linguae Latinae Dialogi
- Sebastianus Castalio (1515-1563), Dialogorum Sacrorum Libri Quatuor
- Maturinus Corderius (1479-1564), Colloquia scholastica
- Laurentius Corvinus (ca. 1465-1527), Latinum Ydeoma
- Martinus Duncanus (1505-1590), Praetextata Latine Loquendi Ratio
- Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536), Colloquia familiaria
- Ioannes Fontanus (1545-1615), Hortulus puerorum pergratus ac perutilis Latine discentibus
- Petrus Mosellanus (1493-1524), Paedologia
- Beraldus Nicolaus (1473-1550), Dialogus quo rationes quaedam explicantur quibus dicendi ex tempore facultas parari possit
- Jacobus Pontanus (1542-1626), Progymnasmatum Latinitatis, sive Dialogorum Volumen primum, cum annotationibus
- Petrus Popo, Colloquia de Scholis Herbipolensibus
- Johannes Ludovicus Vives (1492-1540), Exercitatio Linguae Latinae
- ... and there are more on the way, as we create additional transcriptions and mark them up with TEI-conformant XML.
- William du Cassé has led the effort to produce more than twenty-five podcasts of select colloquia (audio recordings in MP3 format).
- You can play the recordings directly using your computer, by clicking the "Play now" links on our FeedBurner page.
- Alternatively, you can load the podcasts into iTunes, and from there load them into your iPod. Here's how to subscribe to the podcast feed: start iTunes, then pull down Advanced, and select Subscribe to Podcast. Then paste in the following RSS feed:
- Dorothy Porter has produced QuickTime movies for certain of the colloquia written by Erasmus (text and audio synchronized via SMIL files):
(In these productions, SMIL files synchronize the audio and scrolling text. All source files are available for download.)
- Jennifer K. Nelson's Colloquia familiaria: a selection offers introductions and study questions for several dialogues by Erasmus.
Credits: The overall project leader is Ross Scaife. Special thanks are due to John Clark, Mark Lauersdorf, and Dot Porter for their able and cheerful assistance with audio recordings. The preliminary gathering and TEI-conformant encoding of the colloquia texts was made possible with financial support from the Cultural Heritage Language Technologies
project led by Jeff Rydberg-Cox, jointly sponsored by the US National Science Foundation and the European Commission Directorate of Information, Science and Technology.