Medieval Latin is a historically and culturally contextualised introduction to the Latin of the Middle Ages. It is the language of the Liberal Arts par excellence. The course is designed for students, who have completed the learning of Classical Latin morphology and syntax. Medieval Latin is not a homogeneous language and regional variations in grammar and orthography are evident. Consequently it has no standard grammar in the traditional sense. It is the Latin learnt from grammars compiled in Late Antiquity with variations in orthography, occasional errors in morphology and syntax, brought about by external phenomena such as the emergence of a vernacular literary tradition and the changed intellectual environment which marked the end of Classical Antiquity. The course is based on the principle of discitur ambulando and focuses mainly on the reading, translation and contextualisation of medieval texts. The texts selected for the course cover various areas of use such as medieval history, philosophy, theology and literature.