This is the first in a series of three courses on Latin composition, which, moving from the main points of syntax, will gradually lead the student to the analysis and imitation of various literary genres.
A course tailored for you
We believe that Latin is a language too, and that in order to learn any language well, one must exercise the four basic linguistic skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Occasionally the student will be asked to do a pensum domesticum to send the teacher for corrections.
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.
Teaching material and course programme
In this first course we’ll see the most important rules of syntax, and we’ll practice them by composing (increasingly elaborate) texts in various genres, by describing pictures, and by imitating the classic authors.
The teacher will provide abundant material and numerous exercises during the lessons. In any case, from all the books about Latin composition, it seems appropriate to single a few out:
– Hofmann, J. B. – Szantyr, A.: Lateinische Syntax und Stilistik, 2nd volume, C. H. Beck’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, München 1972.
– Menge, Hermann: Repetitorium der lateinischen Syntax und Stilistik, Wolfenbüttel, Verlag von Julius Zwißler, 19007.
– Springhetti, E.: Institutiones stili Latini, Pontificia Universitas Gregoriana, Romae 1954.
– Tunberg, Terence – Minkova, Milena: Readings and exercises in Latin prose composition: from Antiquity to the Renaissance, Focus, Newburyport 2004.
Dates of the course
The course will be held from the 14th of October to the 16th of December (ten 75-minute lessons: one per week).
All lessons will be held on Zoom. Every Thursday, 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.
The teachers will be Mr Tommaso Francesco Bórri and Mr Jiří A. Čepelák.
Cost of the course
The course costs 190 euros.
All those who register for two or more of the courses above (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 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 will be provided all 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.
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 14th of October
Duration of the course: 10 75-minute lessons, every Thursday for 10 weeks
Teachers: Tommaso Francesco Bórri, Jiří A. Čepelák
Cost of the course: 190 euros