JUNE 28 - JULY 11, 2020 (Mon. - Fri.)
You have been accepted to participate in Living Latin Online, an intensive online summer Latin program organized by the Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study, Inc. We are very much looking forward to working with you to help you develop your knowledge of Latin as we get to know you virtually.
NEW COURSE THEME AND TEXTS
Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, we have decided to change the course theme this year to Sickness and Wellness. In the course, we will read selections of Latin literature about plagues, illness, and human attempts to cure and respond to disease and discuss them in English and Latin.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION FOR YOUR ONLINE EXPERIENCE
The course will run from June 29th - July 10th, Monday to Friday for a total of twenty sessions. Here is an overview of the program schedule:
- Daily, you will meet in a small group with a Paideia faculty member for intensive reading and discussion of the set text. You will also devote some time outside of class to read and prepare your texts.
- Three times per week you will have the opportunity to converse in Latin with people in your group or other groups in our virtual sub arboribus sessions.
- Once a week, a faculty member will lead a virtual site visit, which will examine a archaeological site or location that is relevant to the readings and the theme.
- In addition to the scheduled classes, the program will offer optional online guest and faculty lectures in Latin or English on topics related to the course theme. These lectures will be viewed as webinars and followed by online discussion in English.
Small groups will be formed based on level of Latin preparation, time zone, and availability during the time of the program. Please be sure to indicate this information using the scheduling button below so that we can place you in the appropriate section.
This program welcomes students of all levels of Latin, from beginners through highly experienced Latin speakers. The program’s lower levels welcome beginning Latin students and include both reading of the text and grammatical review. The upper levels aim to read an entire text and discuss it in Latin. Paideia alumni and Nexus Members programs are particularly encouraged to apply.
BOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS
The course organizers will provide you with a packet with all necessary readings and assignments. In order to facilitate classroom discussions, we request that all participants have access to the same dictionary and grammar books:
- Lewis and Short’s Latin Dictionary – This lexicon covers a wide chronological range and will help us as we work through readings from antiquity to the modern era. Most of Lewis and Short is now available for free via Logeion, which also exists as an app.
- Instructors will make reference to both Allen and Greenough’s New Latin Grammar and Gildersleeve and Lodge's Latin Grammar. Both of these grammars are available as free PDF’s online at the links above.
You will get more out of Living Latin Online if you arrive with a strong foundation in Latin grammar and a strong active vocabulary. Below are some great resources for gaining the skills you need to enjoy the literature we will be reading.
- Participants who feel a need to review their grammar and forms should purchase and work through the first 10 chapters of Excelability in Advanced Latin by Marianthe Colakis before the program starts. This is a concise and straightforward review of Latin grammar. It is also available as an ebook.
- A broad vocabulary is essential for enjoying Latin texts. The Latin Vocabulary List available through Dickinson College is an excellent resource for learning the words that most frequently occur in Latin literature. Challenge yourself to know as many of these words as possible English --> Latin before the program starts. If you like flash cards, they are available via as a digital Quizlet set here, but many people find paper flashcards better for learning.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for this program at no cost. If you are interested in earning CEU credit, please let us know and we will provide you with more information.
PAYMENT AND FORMS
Please click the button below to confirm your personal information and enroll in the program by June 1st.
The cost of this program is $500. Payment is due by June 1st. If you have already paid the deposit for Living Latin in Rome, you may apply your $500 deposit toward your fee.
ONLINE PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD OR ACH TRANSFER
Please note that payment by credit card includes a 3% convenience fee.