Courses

Latin Courses Available January-February 2022

Curious about learning Latin? Already studying/studied Latin but want to get better at understanding texts more by reading than by translating? Need to brush up your Latin for grad school? There’s a course for you here! I have taught Latin in schools and privately for 25 years and the core of my practice is giving students a lot of input in Latin, whether that’s through spoken Latin or readings pitched to students’ level of comprehension. You shouldn’t have to wait years to read enjoyable Latin. Brief course listings are below. Full descriptions here. Enroll here.

If there’s a text, author, or genre you’re interested in reading, or if the times the classes run don’t work for you, I’m available for individual instruction. Alternatively if you can get together a small group of interested people, I can potentially create a custom class.

Fabulae Mythicae: Introductory Latin A

This course introduces students to the basics or reading Latin. We will begin with the geography of the world as the Romans understood it before moving on to reading short myths about the creation of the world and the first gods. We will use communicative approaches to Latin much of the time, often engaging in scaffolded conversations and listening activities.

Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 PM EST

4 sessions beginning January 11, 2022

Intermediate Extensive Reading: Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri

This course is for those who would like to practice reading extensively with an engaging, medium length prose narrative in straightforward accessible Latin. We will read roughly 1500 words per week of the Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri, a Late Antique Latin novella that underlies Shakespeare’s Pericles, Prince of Tyre. The story features extremes of good and bad parenting, mistaken identities, murder, false death, unexpected reunions, and riddles.

Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 PM EST

8 sessions beginning January 11, 2022 Cost: $200.00

Extensive Reading: The Aethiopica books 1-5

This is an ambitious reading course for those wanting to improve their Latin through extensive reading of a long (approximately 25000 words) Latin text. In part 1 of the course we will read books 1-5 of the1590 Latin epitome by Martinus Crusius of Heliodorus’ novel Aethiopica.

Thursdays 7:00-8:00 PM EST

8 sessions beginning January 13, 2022 Cost: $200.00

Intermediate Readings in Late Antique and Medieval Latin

In this class we will look at several Latin texts that reflect the dynamic relationship of the polytheist Roman past to Christianity as from Late Antiquity to the 12th century CE. Where appropriate we will spend some time looking at the rules of poetic meter and practice reading metrically.

Thursdays 8:30-9:30 PM EST

8 sessions beginning January 13, 2022 Cost: $200.00

Fabulae Mythicae: Introductory Latin B

In this course we continue to build reading skill in Latin through an introduction to the Olympian gods. We will continue to employ communicative approaches, engaging in scaffolded conversations and listening activities.

Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 PM EST

4 sessions beginning February 8, 2022 Cost: $100.00

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