Living Latin Online is an intensive online Latin experience designed to bring the dynamic experience of Paideia’s Living Latin study-programs to an online environment. The program includes daily intensive reading and discussion of Latin texts from across the history of Latin literature. The program's online sessions are designed to build students' facility in speaking and understanding Latin. According to participants' ability, the language of instruction is Latin. In addition to the daily sessions, there will be a lecture providing further historical and philosophical background relating to the program theme.

This summer's session of the Living Latin Online program will be dedicated to Seneca’s Moral Epistles to Lucilius. Through his letters, Seneca explores the relationship between teacher and student, between author and reader, and between expressing ideas and putting them into practice.


This program welcomes students of all levels of Latin, from beginners through highly experienced Latinists. Students are grouped by level. The program's lower levels welcome beginning Latin students and include both reading of the texts in Latin and in English translation as well as a review of Latin grammar. The upper levels aim to read and discuss texts entirely in Latin. Paideia alumni and Nexus Members are particularly encouraged to apply.



Sessions for Living Latin Online will be held using free video conferencing software. Each course meets for one two-hour block per day, Monday through Friday. All that is necessary to participate is a computer or phone connection.  Sessions will be scheduled based on participants’ time zone and availability so students from all over the world are welcome to apply.


The tuition for Living Latin Online is $500.


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


The Enrollment deadline for this program is June 1st, 2021.


Enrollment and Payment