Scholae de litteris latinis:

courses on Latin literature (and history of Greek and Roman art)

Non […] tam praeclarum est scire Latine quam turpe nescire.
Cicero, Brutus, 140.

In October we’ll begin our series of courses of Latin (and one of Greek). They’ll be followed by other courses in January and March of next year.
For now, you can register for the following courses (which have a limited number of participants):
Latin language: elementary (A1, A2), intermediate (B1, B2) and advanced level (C1);
Latin composition: for students at advanced level (C1 or C2);
Ancient Latin literature: for students at advanced level (C1 or C2);
Medieval Latin literature: for students at advanced level (C1 or C2);
History of Greek and Roman art: for students at advanced level (C1 or C2);
Greek language: beginner level (A1).

How to apply
The applications will close no later than October the 10th, but they might close even earlier if the maximum number of applicants is reached. So apply sooner rather than later!
To apply you must fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Upon receiving the application, you’ll be provided all the details needed to make the bank transfer.
The application will be valid the moment the deposit is received, provided this happens within ten days after the form is sent.
All those who register for two or more of the courses above (for the period October-December 2021) will receive a discount of 10%.

ANCIENT LATIN LITERATURE

This is the first in a series of courses on Latin literature. Since it’s our intention to keep chronological order, we can’t begin anywhere but at literary testimonies from the archaic age.

A course tailored for you
The course will be entirely in Latin: participants will listen, speak, read and write.

An advanced knowledge of the Latin language is required.
We want everybody to take an active part in our lessons; that’s why, each group will be composed of no more than ten participants.

Dates of the course
The course will be held from the 13th of October to the 15th of December (ten 75-minute lessons: one per week).

All lessons will be held on Zoom. Every Wednesday, they will begin at 5:45 p. m., Rome time (UTC + 2).
Should you be unable to attend a lesson, the Schola Latina will be glad to provide you with a video recording.
To help participants to meet and make friends, we’ll form some groups on Whatsapp or similar programmes.

Teaching material and course programme
For a general idea of the archaic epoch of Latin literature, any book currently in print will work. But if you would prefer to stay within the language of Rome, you can consult these books written in Latin, which, however dated, are still for the most part accurate, and are furthemore good examples of quality Latin prose.

– Vallauri, T.: Historia critica litterarum Latinarum, Augustae Taurinorum, ex officina Asceterii Salesiani, 18728.
– De Rosa, E.: De litteris Latinis commentarii ad criticam artis rationem exacti, locis quibusdam retractatis et locupletatis, iterum imprimuntur, Panormi, apud Academicam officinam typographicam Servorum pauperum, 19482.
– Mamone, G.: Latinarum litterarum historiae, Signorelli, Milano, 1951.
During the course the students will read passages chosen from various authors, chiefly Plautus, Terence, and Cato the Elder.

Teacher
The teacher will be Mr
Roberto Carfagni.

Cost of the course
The course costs 170 euros.

All those who register for at least two of the above courses (for the period October-December 2021) will receive a discount of 10%.

How to apply
The applications will close no later than October the 10th, but they might even close before that deadline, if the maximum number of applicants is reached. So apply sooner rather than later!

To apply, it is required to fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Upon receiving the application, you will be provided all details needed to make the bank transfer.
The application will be kept valid the moment the deposit is received, provided this happens within ten days after the sending of the form.

In short:
Language of the course: Latin

Level of knowledge of the language: advanced (C1 or C2)
Maximum number of participants per group: 10
Date of beginning: the 13th of October
Duration of the course: 10 75-minute lessons, every Wednesday for 10 weeks
Teacher: Roberto Carfagni
Cost of the course: 170 euros

MEDIEVAL LATIN LITERATURE

This is the first in a series of courses on medieval Latin literature: since it’s our intention to conserve chronological order, we can’t begin anywhere but at the literary testimonies of the VI-VIII centuries.

A course tailored for you
The course will be entirely in Latin: participants will listen, speak, read and write.

An advanced knowledge of the Latin language is required.
We want everybody to take an active part in our lessons; that’s why, each group will be composed of no more than ten participants.

Dates of the course
The course will be held from the 13th of October to the 15th of December (ten 75-minute lessons: one per week).

All lessons will be held on Zoom. Every Wednesday, from the 13th of October to the 15th of December: they will begin at 7:30 p. m., Rome time (UTC + 2).
Should you be unable to attend a lesson, the Schola Latina will be glad to provide you with a video recording.
To help participants to meet and make friends, we’ll form some groups on Whatsapp or similar programmes.

Teaching material and course programme
There aren’t many histories of medieval Latin literature, in Latin or in another language, to be found and consulted for free on the Internet.

By way of example we’ll list just a few books, then, that handle the chief medieval authors: some of these have been translated into other languages.
– Curtius, Ernst Robert: Europäische Literatur und lateinisches Mittelalter, Tübingen und Basel, Francke Verlag, 19481.
– D’Angelo, Edoardo: Storia della letteratura mediolatina, Montella, Accademia Vivarium novum, 20041.
– Harrington, K. P.: Medieval Latin, Chicago-London, The University of Chicago Press, 19622.
– Leonardi, Claudio et al.: Letteratura latina medievale (secoli VI-XV), Firenze, Sismel-Edizioni del Galluzzo, 20021.
In any case, whatever book is found in print can work.
During the lessons, we will read and comment on passages, which will be provided by the teacher, from the major authors of the period, such as Cassiodorus, Boethius, saint Benedict of Nursia, saint Gregory the Great, Eugenius of Toledo, Alcuin of York, etc.

Teacher
The teacher will be Mr
Jiří A. Čepelák.

Cost of the course
The course costs 170 euros. 

All those who register for at least two of the above courses (for the period October-December 2021) will receive a discount of 10%.

How to apply
The applications will close no later than October the 10th, but they might even close before that deadline, if the maximum number of applicants is reached. So apply sooner rather than later!

To apply, it is required to fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Upon receiving the application, you will be provided all details needed to make the bank transfer.
The application will be kept valid the moment the deposit is received, provided this happens within ten days after the sending of the form.

In short:
Language of the course: Latin

Level of knowledge of the language: advanced (C1 or C2)
Maximum number of participants per group: 10
Date of beginning: the 13th of October
Duration of the course: 10 75-minute lessons, every Wednesday for 10 weeks
Teacher: Jiří A. Čepelák
Cost of the course: 170 euros

HISTORY OF GREEK AND ROMAN ART

This is the first in a series of courses on the history of Greek and Roman art (painting, sculpture and civil and religious architecture), which we’ll consider in two main respects: artistic technique, and the aesthetic concepts of philosophers and other ancient writers.

A course tailored for you
The course will be entirely in Latin: participants will listen, speak, read and write.

An advanced knowledge of the Latin language is required.
We want everybody to take an active part in our lessons; that’s why, each group will be composed of no more than ten participants.

Dates of the course
The course will be held from the 12th of October to the 14th of December (ten 75-minute lessons: one per week).

All lessons will be held on Zoom. Every Tuesday, they will begin at 7 p. m., Rome time (UTC + 2).
Should you be unable to attend a lesson, the Schola Latina will be glad to provide you with a video recording.
To help participants to meet and make friends, we’ll form some groups on Whatsapp or similar programmes.

Teaching material and course programme
We’ll begin at the 10th century BC with the geometric style, and we’ll make an iconographic journey in history, through the archaic, severe, classic and hellenistic style, handling the most relevant artists and works of every age: the vase of Dipylon, the Chigi vase, the kouroi and the korai, Polygnotus, Parrhasius, Zeuxis, Phidias, Polykleitos, Praxiteles, Lysippos, Scopas; and Roman art from the republican and the imperial age.

For a general idea of Greek and Roman art, we recommend looking at, respectively, the classic books by John Boardman, Greek art, and by Paul Zanker, Roman art.
There exists no book entirely in Latin on the history of Greek and Roman art. We suggest reading François du Jon’s
De pictura veterum libri tres, Pomponio Gaurico’s De sculptura, Vitruvius’s De architectura.
Finally, participants will receive an anthology of passages chosen from the ancients that write on art or beauty.

Teacher
The teacher will be Mr
Eduardo Arturo Flores Miranda.

Cost of the course
The course costs 170 euros. 

All those who register for at least two of the above courses (for the period October-December 2021) will receive a discount of 10%.

How to apply
The applications will close no later than October the 10th, but they might even close before that deadline, if the maximum number of applicants is reached. So apply sooner rather than later!

To apply, it is required to fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Upon receiving the application, you will be provided all details needed to make the bank transfer.
The application will be kept valid the moment the deposit is received, provided this happens within ten days after the sending of the form.

In short:
Language of the course: Latin

Level of knowledge of the language: advanced (C1 or C2)
Maximum number of participants per group: 10
Date of beginning: the 12th of October
Duration of the course: 10 75-minute lessons, every Tuesday for 10 weeks
Teacher: Eduardo Arturo Flores Miranda
Cost of the course: 170 euros

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