Past Latin Examinations
Detail from a manuscript in the Ambrosiana library with the handwriting (described by paleographers as littera inintelligibilis) of St. Thomas Aquinas. See the transcription in Franz Steffens, Paléographie latine (French edition by Remi Coulon) Paris: H. Champion, 1910: 95.
Latin is the medieval research language needed by most Medieval Institute students. An exam to test student proficiency in Latin is offered every fall and spring semester. Details about the Latin Exam (grading, use of dictionaries, duration, etc.) are described in a document prepared by the faculty examiners. Samples of previous exams appear below: