Advanced Conversational Latin: Livy’s Ab urbe condita

Advanced Conversational Latin: Livy’s Ab urbe condita

Course Description: Livy’s History of Rome is a monumental work from the late 1st century CE, one of the most important Latin historical texts from antiquity. In this course, students will read and discuss selected passages from the first books dealing with the mythical origins of Rome in the original language. Besides the cultural and historical aspect, special attention will be paid to the acquisition of new vocabulary.


Level: This course is intended for those with experience speaking Latin.

Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.

Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.

Fridays, 2:00p.m. U.S. Eastern Time


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Zoltán Tomkó

Zoltán studied classical and Renaissance studies for two years at the Academy Vivarium Novum, a unique institute where students are allowed to speak only Latin and Ancient Greek. After graduating in Classics in Rome, he studied sinology and history in Vienna, specializing in ancient and early modern history with a special focus on historiography. He has been teaching conversational Latin and Greek for several years.