Intensive Introductory Latin

Intensive Introductory Latin

*Please note that this course will run only if two or more students enroll.

Course Description: An intensive introduction to Latin. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to move on to intermediate-level reading courses, or to take conversational courses/workshops that require a grammatical foundation.


Level: Beginners

Textbook: Wheelock's Latin (be sure to purchase the 7th edition) and Scribblers, Sculptors and Scribes, by Richard A. LaFleur. Recommended: 1) Wheelock Workbook, 2) Lingua Latina per se Illustrata, Pars I: Familia Romana

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

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm EDT


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Marcello Lippiello

Marcello Lippiello has been participating in the Telepaideia program since its inception over a decade ago. In his 8 years as an instructor for Paideia, he has accumulated well over 1000 hours of live video instruction experience, covering a range of topics, from introductory courses for both languages (using a variety of textbooks) to reading courses in Homer and the New Testament, to practice groups for advanced speakers of Latin.

He was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, where he received his B.A. in Classical Languages and Theology from Fordham University. He has long had an interest in conversational Latin, earning a Graduate Certificate in Latin Studies from the University of Kentucky's Institutum Studiis Latinis Provehendis in 2005, along with master's degrees in classical languages and classical studies from Kentucky and from Duke University. He is also a two-time alumnus of Paideia's Living Greek in Greece Program (where he played Tiresias in the Bacchae), and has participated in many other conversational Greek and Latin workshops through the University of Kentucky, the Polis Institute, and through SALVI, such as the Synodos Hellenike and Rusticatio. He has taught undergraduate college courses in all levels of Latin and Greek at several institutions, including Christendom College in Virginia and the Pontifical College Josephinum in Ohio. He lives with his family in Danbury, Connecticut.