July 24 - August 7, 2022

Course Description

Caesar in Gaul is a two-week seminar designed to enhance participants’ appreciation of Julius Caesar and the Gallic Wars. Developed specifically with the AP curriculum in mind, the program includes lectures and seminars led by top scholars who are reshaping the field of Caesar studies today, as well as visits to key sites of the Gallic Wars and other important monuments of Gallo-Roman culture. The first week of the program, focusing on Caesar as a man of letters and the monuments of the Roman provincia, takes place in Aix-en-Provence. In the second week, participants will travel to Lyon and Burgundy for a closer look at Gallic Culture and battle sites from the Gallic Wars.


This program is designed with high-school teachers of the AP curriculum in mind, but any interested reader of Caesar is welcome to apply. Professional development credit is available upon request.

Accommodation and Classrooms

Participants are housed in hotel rooms shared with another participant. Single rooms may be available at an increased cost. A welcome and departure dinner in Paris is included in the cost of tuition. Lectures and seminars will be held in conference centers in Aix-en-Provence and Lyon or on site.

For information on accommodation click here.

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    In Aix en Provence, Caesar in Gaul takes place in a spa hotel built into the city's Medieval wall, and fed by the same hot spring the fed the ancient Roman baths of Aquae Sextiae.
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    Classes take place in state of the art confierence rooms.
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    Caesar in Gaul also includes stays in beautiful hotels in the characteristic French regions of Lyon and Burgundy.



Participants should plan to fly in and out of Paris. All transportation within France is included.


The cost of Caesar in Gaul is $3500. This amount includes tuition, housing, site visits, course materials, ground transportation within France and some meals. Airfare and transportation to and from the airport are not included, and participants must bring their own edition of the course’s main text.


The Paideia Institute is able to offer a number of full and partial scholarship to students with financial need. Please visit our scholarships page to learn more.


If this program is canceled due to COVID-19, an online alternative will be offered for the price of the deposit.  If you feel more comfortable doing Living Latin from home in 2022, consider our online offerings through Telepaideia.