The Project

Delitiate Poetarum Scotorum: open volume
Delitiate Poetarum Scotorum:
open volume

The project explores a range of interlinking questions under the following headings:

Status

Who used Latin, when and why? Did the use of Latin vary according to social standing and profession?

Religion

When, where and in what forms did the new Protestant church deem the use of Latin poetry acceptable?

Culture

What role did scripture, Greco-Roman literature, and Renaissance advances in philology play in these texts?

Language

How did Latin interact with the two dominant languages of early modern Scotland, Scots and Gaelic?