The Project

Delitiae Poetarum Scotorum: open volume
Delitiae Poetarum Scotorum:
open volume

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


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


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


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


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