Advanced Conversational Latin: Suetonius' Life of Nero

Advanced Conversational Latin: Suetonius' Life of Nero

Course Description: Nero, the last of the Julio-Claudian emperors and the last descendant of Augustus on the throne, is a controversial figure who is considered as one of the best examples of a bad ruler. For those who want to learn more about his life - besides Tacitus' account in the Annales which is only partially preserved - the best source is Suetonius' famous biography of Nero. In this course, students will read and discuss this work in the original language. Besides the 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, 2pm 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.