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This site exists to provide students with information about classics courses being offered during the summer months. Institutions wishing to add information about their programs should submit it via the form accessible from the sidebar. Old information is not removed from the site until it is updated, so check the date headers to see how current listings are. (This site was created under the auspices of the Classical Studies Department of Wesleyan University, with help from the J.M.W. Keck Foundation, by Jim O'Hara and Debra Hamel. It is designed and maintained by Debra Hamel.)

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Addisco Education

Introduction to (spoken) Latin 1
Introduction to (spoken) Latin 2
Modern Teaching Techniques for Latin Teachers
Advanced Latin Speaking & Writing

During the 3-week Summer Program of Addisco Education ( four 6-day full immersion courses are offered on various levels.

Addisco Education (since 2005) is a school founded by Casper Porton, who has ten years of experience tutoring and teaching students and adults in the ancient languages. Porton wishes to open the road to antiquity for everyone by teaching Latin and Greek in an interactive way that is easily understandable for anyone.


Introduction to Latin 1

There are no age or knowledge stipulations: anyone is welcome to join. In the first week the focus will be on learning the basis of Latin. The lessons in the morning will focus on the acquisition of new words and grammar, all in a fun, interactive way. The afternoon program is varied: a walk through the forest, games, songs, etc. During the course the only language spoken will be Latin.

- Teachers of this course: Casper Porton (very experienced in the field of Latin didactics) and Roberto Carfagni (one of the best Latin speakers in the world).
- Book: Lingua Latina per se illustrata - Familia Romana
- Course language: Latin
- Date: 4 – 9 August 2014 (9.00 – 16.00, lunch included)

Introduction to Latin 2

The second week of the Latin summer school is for those who have a little experience with listening to and speaking Latin. Starting from chapter 9 of Familia Romana (from the series Lingua Latina per se illustrata) teachers Roberto Carfagni and Casper Porton will broaden and deepen the student’s understanding of the language. This week is especially interesting for teachers who wish to expand their knowledge of Latin to innovate their teaching.

- Course language: Latin
- Date: 11 – 16 August 2014 (9.00 – 16.00, lunch included)

Modern Teaching Techniques for Latin Teachers

In the afternoons of the second week of the Latin Summer Program there’s a special course for Latin teachers. During this course Casper Porton shares his knowledge and experience in using different methods and techniques (normally only used with modern languages) for Latin. Teachers will have the opportunity to put all the theory into practise directly and there’s plenty of time to develop own teaching materials.

- Course languages: Latin & Dutch
- Date: 11 – 16 August 2014 (14.00 – 17.00)

Advanced Latin Speaking & Writing

The Advanced Latin Speaking and Writing Course is for those who have a reasonable understanding of all Latin grammar and at least some experience in speaking Latin. This course will focus on speaking and writing Latin through reading and paraphrasing texts of famous authors.

- Course Language: Latin
- Date: 18 – 23 August 2014 (9.00 – 16.00, lunch included)

For participants from far off there are rooms available in the hotel where the lessons will take place.

For more information and registration:


Calder Classics

Calder Classics Florence Summer Program
Calder Classics Rome Summer Program
Calder Classics Pompeii Summer Program
Introduction to Ancient Greek
Intermediate / Advanced Greek Reading

Calder Classics ( is an educational boutique that offers customized learning experiences. We are founded on the premise that modern life is enhanced through an interaction with the achievements and legacy of the ancients.

On our 2-week Rome Summer Program, students entering grades 9-12 improve their Latin through daily translation/grammar and explore the city's ancient history. Join us as the Classics come alive July 20 - Aug 3, 2014! More information at:

On our 2-week Florence Summer Program, students entering grades 9-12 improve their Latin through daily translation/grammar and explore the city's art history. We will discuss the historical context and broader themes of the art as well as their connections to the texts we read. Session 1: July 1 - 16, 2014. Session 2: July 15 - 30, 2014. More information at:

On our 10-day Pompeii Summer Program, students entering grades 9-12 improve their Latin through daily translation/grammar and explore the ancient history and archaeology of the area. August 4 - 14, 2014. More information at:

Our Ancient Greek courses are designed for: high school Latin or Ancient Civilizations teachers;
graduate and undergraduate students in history, art history, ancient history, archaeology, anthropology, religious studies, Classics, or other related fields; former Greek or Latin students (all ages are welcome); and advanced high school Latin and/or Greek students (teacher recommendation required).

Our Introduction to Ancient Greek Course teaches the basic elements of ancient Greek forms and grammar. Students begin to read excerpts of ancient Greek prose and poetry during the five weeks. The program is held at a family home in Brooklyn, New York. A few bedrooms are available to students from out of town for an extra fee. Join us in a fun but rigorous environment June 16 - July 18, 2014! More information at:

Our Intermediate / Advanced Ancient Greek Reading Course is designed for students with a basic command of all Greek forms and some experience reading Greek texts. Through examining prose and poetry with Columbia Professor Collomia Charles, students will greatly improve their reading skills in five weeks. The program is held at a family home in Brooklyn, New York. A few bedrooms are available to students from out of town for an extra fee. Join us in a fun but rigorous environment June 16 - July 18, 2014! More information at:


Rebekah Junkermeier


Calder Classics
126 State Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

University of Bologna

Latin beginners
Latin intermediate
Greek beginners
Greek and Latin (any combination)

The Department of Classics and Italian studies ( of Bologna University offers an intensive three week Greek and Latin SummerSchool.

The school offers courses in Latin (beginners and intermediate) and in Greek (beginners) and the possibility of combining two courses (Latin & Greek) at a special rate.
The courses will be held in Bologna from 23rd June to 11th July 2014 and are open to students (undergraduate and post-graduate) and non-students alike. Participants must be aged 18 or over.

The teaching will be focused mainly on Greek and/or Latin language with additional classes on Classical literature; further classes will touch on moments of classical history and history of art, supplemented by visits to museums and archaeological sites (in Bologna and Rome).

All teaching and activities will be in English.

For further information and application forms please visit:



Matteo Zaccarini

Accademia Vivarium Novum

Academiae Vivarii Novi Scholae Aestivae
Summer Latin School in Rome
8 Weeks of Intensive Courses

To get more information about this course, please visit our website:


See the description in your language of choice:

[EN]   [IT]   [FR]   [ES]   [DE]   [PT]

1- The Method of Vivarium Novum: A Little History

During the 1980s a group of young classicists in Southern Italy began to gather around an old teacher and discuss the necessity of renovating the didactics of the classical languages. Young people from schools and universities from all over the world came to join them to spend years studying Latin and Greek - two languages that hardly anyone today manages to learn completely. From the discussions held during that time arose the need to analyze the course of history and the art of teaching Latin: How did the Humanists learn this language? How did Politian, Erasmus, Vives, and Comenius teach it? For this research, the students analyzed the most effective methods of modern language teaching: How was it possible that a parliamentary interpreter of Finno - Ugric languages could learn to perfectly read, write, and speak Hungarian in a relatively short period of time, but a high school student, after four or five years of study, could not comprehend even the simplest of Latin texts
 without the aid of lexica and grammars, and without having to translate it laboriously into his own language? And yet students heard four, even five hours of lessons a week, dedicating at least as much time to individual study.

The Academy Vivarium Novum has acquired a worldwide fame throughout the last decade for having studied, identified, and introduced methods of teaching Latin and Greek which may pose as a remedy to this situation. It has held international conventions concerning the topic from 1991 to the present day, with the participation of the greatest experts in the world. It has diffused in Italy and revitalized in Europe and the United States the contextual-inductive method for teaching classical languages. It has founded an international school to which students have poured in from every continent, where they acquire in a very short time a full and total command of the Latin language.

Now the Academy is placing its acquired competency from years of research and teaching at the service of those who wish to learn Latin with effective results and need to do so in a rather short period of time. The course utilizes specific teaching techniques, from induction according to the natural method to the Total Physical Response, and from "suggestopedia" to storytelling, as well as the Rassias Method. Through active use of the language - daily conversations and writing exercises - students may experience the method of teaching employed in the Humanistic schools during the Renaissance. This mixed approach, tested for years by the experts of the Academy, allows students to attain in only eight weeks the results that normally require almost three years of study.

The courses are open to students of every nationality. To be able to read Latin texts fluently is a skill that not only those who study classical literature need, but also those who study Medieval and Modern history, European literary history, law, philosophy, the history of science, theology, and liturgy.


2- Description of the modules

The classes provide for a total immersion in the Latin language. They are divided into two fundamental modules and two optional courses:

1. Latin I (from the first week to the fourth; 15 ECTS): Dedicated to those who have little or no previous knowledge of the Latin language and teachers who would like to learn (by participating in education in action) techniques for teaching actively the fundamentals of morphology, syntax, and vocabulary in Latin. The students will confront morphology, syntax, and vocabulary (1,800 of the most frequent words) and will begin reading authentic Latin historical texts (the Gospels, Catullus, Martial, Phaedrus, Caesar): Duration: 156 hours.

2. Latin II (from the fifth week to the eighth; 15 ECTS): dedicated to those students who have attended the first course; or who already even possess an active knowledge of the fundamental notions of Latin grammar and syntax, and who know at least the 1,600 most frequent Latin words as indicated in the lexicon of Besançon; and teachers interested in the teaching of Latin at a more advanced level. Participants are introduced to fluently reading authentic Latin authors/texts (Cicero, Sallust, Livy, Horace, Seneca, Petronius, Pliny the Younger, Eutropius, Ambrose, Augustine, Erasmus, and many others): Duration: 156 hours.

Additive optional afternoon classes :

a. Latin Pedagogy: (1.5 hours daily: 72 hours total): From 17.30 to 19.00 Monday to Saturday: This module, taught exclusively in Latin, is designed specifically for Latin teachers who wish to acquire instructional skills and strategies using the inductive method and to learn to explain in Latin the works of ancient, medieval, renaissance, and modern authors. With total immersion in the language and many hours of practice in daily conversation, lectures, and various activities over the course of the two modules, even a teacher who has never made active use of the language before is, after two months, able to speak, write, and teach in Latin with great ease and fluidity; these lessons are designed for teachers to, at the same time, master the most effective methods of language instruction, ancient and modern.

b. Elementary Ancient Greek: (1.5 hours daily: 72 hours total): From 15.30 to 17:00 Monday to Saturday: Within two months the class, held in Ancient Greek using methods similar to those used for the Latin courses, will lead students from no knowledge of the language to the acquisition of the alphabet; the definite article; the declensions of nouns and adjectives; the present tense indicative, participle, imperative, and infinitive forms of active and middle verbs in ω and contract verbs in α and ε; the present tense indicative, participle, imperfect and infinitive form of εἰμι; the personal, possessive, reflexive, indefinite, and interrogative pronouns; and the use of prepositions. Lessons also cover the acquisition of more than 700 basic vocabulary words and allow students to study the language in an active context – not only via reading fluently, but also via speaking and writing. The study of Greek and Latin together in so brief a period of time is EXTREMELY challenging. These lessons, therefore, are not recommended for those students who do not already possess the foundations of Latin and who would have to devote their time to learning the language of Rome from the first elements. Even for students with adequate preparation in Latin this course still requires intense dedication.

Class times: For each of the modules (Latin I, II), three lessons will be held in the morning from Monday through Saturday, and will last an hour and a half each. In the afternoon, students will devote their time to studying the material covered in class and to the completion of daily assignments. In the evening, from 7 to 9pm, students will attend a final session of the day consisting of play-curricular activities. Each week a test will be administered to ensure that students are making adequate progress. Credits will not be granted unless these tests are passed.

3- Excursions

On Sundays, both in the first and in the second month, students will make three excursions to places in Campania or in Latium during which lessons will be held and participants will visit archaeological sites including Pompeii, Cuma, Roman Forum, Via Appia, Ostia, Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli among others. The definite schedule of these trips will be announced before the beginning of the summer program. The order of these excursions may be subject to changes.

4- Costs and enrollment

In order to participate in the courses, students are required to fill out the application form and send a 10% deposit of the total program fee. This fee is required as a partial contribution to the annual expenses of the Mnemosyne Foundation. These courses, however, are non-profit; all benefits will be used to grant scholarships to the greatest amount of talented young students.

- The cost of the program is € 4.980 and covers full participation in the eight-week course (from July 23th to August 16th ), including hosting, textbooks, and excursions.
- The cost of participation in only one of the two modules is € 2.500.


Requests relating to the summer courses should be addressed to:
Accademia Vivarium novum
c/o Prof. Luigi Miraglia PhD
Via Corrado Barbagallo, 20 00166 - ROMA (Italia)

Ave Maria University

Latin and Greek Summer Intensive Immersion Courses at Ave Maria University

The Summer Intensive Courses in Latin and Greek at Ave Maria are designed to bring you to an active proficiency in Classical Latin or Koine Greek through immersion and dedicated study.  Students learn by communicative exchange from the first day of class. Intensive language drills, dialogues, conversation and storytelling will help you not only to develop a rich spoken vocabulary, but also to gain a solid grasp of the morphology.

Latin course details for Summer 2014

    Level 1: Monday, May 19 - Friday, June 6

    Level 2: Monday, June 9 - Friday, June 27

    (both levels taught by Dr. Bradley Ritter, Ave Maria University)

    Classes meet Monday through Friday, 8 am to 12 pm

    Two field trips in Latin during weekday afternoons every three week period.

Greek course details for Summer 2014

    Level 1: Wednesday, May 21 - Tuesday, June 10

    (taught by Stephen Hill, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

    Level 2:  Thursday, June 12 - Wednesday, July 2

    (taught by Dr. Christophe Rico, Director of the Polis Institute, Jerusalem)
    Classes meet Monday through Friday, 8 am to 12 pm

    Two field trips in Greek during weekday afternoons every three week period.


Visit for details.

University of Virginia

Latin Summer Language Institute

The Latin Summer Language Institute will help you to build the skills you need in order to read centuries’ worth of texts—from the Classical Period through late antiquity and into the Middle Ages—in all the glory of their original language.  Learning Latin will also enhance your knowledge of English, facilitate access to the modern Romance languages (French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and others, which developed from Latin), and indeed help you to grasp the structure of language more generally.

The Latin SLI provides you with an intensive study of the Latin language.  The program covers the equivalent of four semesters of college-level courses, and is designed either for students with no prior knowledge of Latin or those who wish to gain a more solid grounding in the fundamentals of the language.  At the end of the program, you can expect to be able to read Latin on your own with the aid of a dictionary, and you will have the knowledge and ability to succeed in advanced courses in Latin.

We welcome both undergraduate and graduate students to apply, as well as any other applicants with a desire to learn this unique and fascinating language.  Students may choose to enroll for credit or non-credit, but all students will be expected to fully participate in all aspects of the program.  Students who have mastered a full year of Introductory Latin (or its equivalent) may apply for enrollment in the second half of the program only (the equivalent of Latin 2010 and 2020 at UVA).

The first half of the program introduces you to the basic grammar and vocabulary of the Latin language, providing the strong foundation needed to translate Latin texts.  You’ll meet with your classmates as a group for introduction to new material and in smaller sections to go over drills, homework assignments, and receive more individualized instruction.

The second half of the program focuses on translation of original Latin texts, primarily from the Classical period, in both poetry and prose.   In addition, you’ll practice reading unprepared passages at sight, composing your own Latin, and reading poetry in meter.  During both halves of the program there will also be evening sessions, which will offer a review of the day’s material and provide opportunities for students to work one-on-one with an instructor.

By covering the equivalent of two years of college-level Latin courses, the Summer Latin Institute helps undergraduate students to meet their language requirement and prepare for advanced courses in Latin.  Graduate students can expect this program to enable them, with the help of a dictionary, to read Latin on their own; they can then use this skill to pass departmental language exams or to aid in their own research.  Our faculty is composed entirely of graduate students from the Classics Department who have extensive experience teaching Latin courses at the University of Virginia.  While they offer a wide variety of knowledge and interests, all faculty members share an energy and enthusiasm for teaching the Latin language.


Hilary Bouxsein

Hellenic Culture Center

Integrated Programme Of Greek Language and Culture
Greek Language Lessons
Greek Language Workshops
"Unexplored Santorini" Cultural Programme
2-hour Greek Language crash course for beginners
Special Greek Language Programmes
Special Programmes on Greek Culture

Greek Language and Culture Summer Programmes organized by the Hellenic Culture Center in the beautiful island of Santorini.

- Integrated Programme of Greek Language and Culture

Intensive 2-week programmes in Modern Greek for non-native speakers consisting of 40 hours of language tuition and language workshops and 34 hours of educational/cultural activities ('Unexplored Santorini' programme) at no additional cost

- Greek Language Lessons (all levels and special courses), 2 weeks, 20 hours

- Greek Language Workshop speaking and listening practice, 2 weeks, 20 hours

- 'Unexplored Santorini' Cultural Programme. An introduction to the rich local history and traditions of the Aegean; taste and feel beautiful Santorini! 2 weeks, 34 hours (in Greek and English)

- 2-hour Greek Language crash course for beginners

- Special Greek Language Programmes (Greek literature, Greek language for interpreters and translators, terminology, “Katharevousa”, Ancient Greek, Greek for children, preparation for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek)

- Special Programmes on Greek culture (Rembetiko, Greek painters, Karagiozis shadow theatre, modern Greek music, folk instruments, famous Greek writers and poets, et al.)

The school is based in Megalochori, one of the most beautiful villages of the island and one of the few that have been declared “traditional settlement”.

The educational programmes can also be attended through grants from the European Commission (Erasmus Plus programme).

Find more information at


Vassia Kossiva
0030 210 5238149

Anne Arundel Community College

LAT 111 Elementary Latin 1 (3 cr.)
LAT 112 Elementary Latin 2 (3 cr.)
GRK 111 Elementary Greek 1 (3 cr.)
GRK 112 Elementary Greek 2 (3 cr.)

Anne Arundel Community College will be offering Latin 111 and Greek 111 in Summer Term 1 (May 27-July 3) and Latin 112 and Greek 112 in Summer Term 2 (July 7-August 15).


Scott Cooper
(410) 777-1232

Prof. Scott Cooper
Department of World Languages
Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012

Hunter College

Classical Mythology - CLA 101
The Greek and Latin Roots of English - CLA 110
Greek Civilization - CLA 201
Roman Civilization - CLA 203
Intensive Latin - LAT 107
Advanced readings in Latin Literature - LAT 316

The Department of Classical and Oriental Studies at Hunter College of the City University of New York, located at 68th Street and Lexington Avenue in New York City, announces the following course offerings for the summer of 2014.  Please note that there are three separate sessions of courses offered at Hunter.  Classics offers a variety of courses during each session, none of which are writing intensive.

FIRST SESSION (2 June-10 July)

Classical Mythology (three sections) CLA 101 - A survey of Greek and Roman myth as represented in ancient art and literature, with emphasis on modern interpretations and theories.
1)     M, TU, W, TH 8:00-9:34 AM
2)     M, TU, W, TH 5:45-7:19 PM
3)     M, TU, W, TH 9:50-11:24 AM

Greek and Latin Roots of English (Two sections) CLA 110 - Study of the elements of language structure; how languages work; elements of Latin and Greek in English vocabulary.
1)     M, TU, W, TH 8:00-9:34 AM
2)     M, TU, W, TH 7:45-9:19 PM

Greek Civilization CLA 201 - Survey of ancient Greek culture: art and literature, religion, philosophy, economics, politics, education, and athletics.
TU, TH 11:40 AM-2:48 PM

Roman Civilization  CLA 203 - Survey of ancient Roman culture: art and literature, law, architecture, engineering, economics, popular culture, leisure activities.
M, W 11:40 AM-2:48 PM

FIRST SESSION-10 WEEKS (2 June-7 August)

Intensive Latin  LAT 107 - An intensive course in beginning Latin that introduces the basics of the Latin language, including vocabulary, grammar, and syntax. The course will prepare students to read annotated selections of authentic Latin texts with understanding. Students will also gain experience with writing, listening to, and speaking Latin as well. (Equivalent to LAT 101 and Latin 102 at Hunter College).
M, TU, W, TH 8:00- 10:00 AM

SECOND SESSION (14 July-14 August)

Advanced Readings in Latin Literature (July 17-August 14) LAT 316 – LAT 316 – The topic of this reading course in Latin will be Roman Religion.  The course will consider Roman Religion through a variety of readings in Latin. This course is for undergraduates.
M, W, TH 5:15-7:15 PM


Topics in Latin Literature - Roman Religion - LAT 710

The Department of Classical and Oriental Studies at Hunter College of the City University of New York, located at 68th Street and Lexington Avenue in New York City, announces the following Graduate level course for the summer of 2014.  Please note that there are three separate sessions of courses offered at Hunter.  Classics offers a variety
SECOND SESSION (14 July-14 August)

Latin 710 – Topics in Latin Literature Summer 2014

Topics in Latin literature: Roman Religion. This course will include selections from Latin literature relating to the theme of Roman religion, including both prose and poetry, from various historical periods.
M, W, TH 5:15-7:15 PM


This schedule is tentative and subject to change. For the most current information, visit Hunter’s Searchable Schedule of Classes:

Brief course descriptions can be found by going to the Undergraduate or Graduate catalogue:, and then choose the appropriate catalog in the drop-down menu, upper-right; click on “School of Arts and Sciences” (left menu), then on “Classical and Oriental Studies,” then on “Programs and Courses,” and finally on individual courses for more details.

Hunter College Students should be advised that the courses offered during the summer sessions are not Writing Intensive and thus cannot be applied to the W requirement.

Questions also may be directed to the Classics Program at 212-772-4960 (secretary, Millie Arias, and Adele Haft (, Classics Division Chair.

General information on the summer session at Hunter can be found at Matriculating and non-matriculating students are welcome to register for courses.  Non-matriculating students will have to apply to Hunter College to become “Non-degree students” using a basic application.  The deadline to submit these applications so that a student can enroll in a summer course is April 1st. Information on becoming a non-degree student at Hunter can be found at


Adele Haft

Lawrence Kowerski

Department of Classical and Oriental Studies
Hunter College
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065

University of Arizona

Greek 112: Intensive Beginning Greek
Latin 112: Intensive Beginning Latin
Greek 212: Intensive Intermediate Greek
Latin 212: Intensive Intermediate Latin

Summer Session I, June 9-July 10

Intensive Greek 112 (Hansen & Quinn), 1-4:45 daily, 6 units [= Greek 101-102]
Intensive Latin 112 (Moreland & Fleischer), 9-12:45 daily, 6 units [= Latin 101-102]

Summer Session II, July 14-August 13

Intensive Greek 212 (Prose and Poetry), 1-4:45 daily, 6 units [= Greek 201-202]
Intensive Latin 212 (Prose and Poetry), 9-12:45 daily, 6 units [= Latin 201-202]

Students may enroll for one or both sessions in either language. Successful students will be prepared to enroll in intermediate or advanced Latin or Greek courses. No prior knowledge of Greek or Latin is necessary to enroll in Greek 112 or Latin 112, but previous foreign language experience is helpful. The cost of the summer intensive programs is low, as is the cost of living in Tucson during the summer.

For registration information:


Cynthia White

John Bauschatz

The University of Arizona
Department of Classics
Learning Services Building 203
1512 E. First St.
PO Box 210105
Tucson, AZ 85721-0105

CUNY Latin/Greek Institute

Basic Program in Latin
Basic Program in Greek
Upper Level Latin

In summer 2014 the Latin/Greek Institute will once again offer highly intensive ten-week basic programs in Latin and Greek, which cover more than four semesters of work.  The Institute will also offer a seven-week Upper Level Program in Latin. All classes are team-taught, and students have unparalleled access to faculty before and after class.

The Institute is a collaborative effort of Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.  Classes meet all day, five days a week at the Graduate Center in midtown Manhattan.  The Basic courses carry 12 undergraduate credits but are also open to graduate students.

The first half of each Basic program is devoted to intensive study of basic morphology and syntax. The second half offers students an unparalleled opportunity to see the rewards of what they have just learned through extensive close reading, at an advanced level, in original texts:  in the Latin Institute, Cicero's First Catilinarian oration complete, Vergil's Aeneid Book 4 complete, and selections from Sallust, Horace, Livy, Tacitus, and other authors; in the Greek Institute, Plato's dialogue Ion complete, extensive selections from Euripides' Medea, and selections from a variety of authors including Homer, Solon, Sappho, Lysias, Thucydides, and Isocrates.

The more than two thousand graduates of the Institute have regularly gone directly into advanced undergraduate courses or even graduate courses.

The upper-level Latin program offers qualified students the opportunity to read a substantial body of literature (200 or more lines per night) at a high level of grammatical precision. The first week is devoted to a systematic review of morphology and syntax; the remaining six weeks are spent in a close reading of the following texts in their entirety: Tacitus, Annales 4-6, 14-16; Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 2 books; Vergil, Georgics 4; Seneca, Thyestes; Seneca, Apocolocyntosis.

Thanks to the generosity of graduates and friends of the Institute, scholarships are available to help cover the cost of tuition.  We are especially grateful for the support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, through which we offer merit scholarships each summer to graduate students in art history.


Katherine Lu Hsu

Rita Fleischer


The Latin/Greek Institute
Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016


University of Notre Dame

Beginning Latin I
Beginning Latin II
Intermediate Latin
Beginning Greek I
Beginning Greek II
Intermediate Greek

The University of Notre Dame offers opportunities for summer study of a number of ancient languages that are of importance in the study of Greek and Roman, Judaic, early Christian, medieval, and Byzantine civilizations.

Beginning and intermediate classes are offered in Latin and Greek. Advanced courses are available in medieval Latin and Latin paleography. Students also may be able to study one language and take additional courses in history or theology.


Sherry Reichold


mail: Department of Classics
University of Notre Dame
304 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN  46556

University of Chicago

Intensive Introductory Ancient Greek
Intensive Intermediate Ancient Greek
Intensive Introductory Latin
Intensive Intermediate Latin
Intensive Introductory Ancient Greek

Greek 10003 and 10006 comprise a thorough introduction to the Classical Greek language in six weeks, using Mastronarde’s Introduction to Attic Greek (2nd ed.). In daily classes, students learn new grammatical concepts and morphology, practice reading and translating increasingly complex Greek texts, and complete exercises in Greek to gain an active command of the language. In Greek 10006 students will also read unadapted Greek from classical prose authors, including Plato and Xenophon. By the end of the sequence, students will be thoroughly familiar with Classical Greek idiom and sentence structure, and will be able to proceed to reading courses in the language.

Intensive Intermediate Ancient Greek

The intermediate Greek sequence combines extensive reading of texts with a comprehensive review of Classical grammar and syntax; it prepares students for advanced courses in Greek and for the use of Greek texts in their research. Texts studied are taken from a variety of representative and important Classical authors, and typically include Plato and Herodotus, Demosthenes or Thucydides. The backbone of the review sessions is Mastronarde’s Introduction to Ancient Greek combined with sight reading skill practice. The program meets during both mornings and afternoons for approximately five hours a day. Students are responsible for considerable amounts of class preparation in the evenings, requiring a full-time commitment for the duration of the course. This course equips students to continue with advanced coursework or independent reading in Ancient Greek in all its varieties. Greek 20003 and 20006 constitute a single sequence. Students are strongly encouraged to register for both courses. The Greek 20003-20006 sequence corresponds to a full year's worth of instruction at the University of Chicago.

Intensive Introductory Latin

Latin 10003 and 10006 offer a comprehensive introduction to Classical Latin language in six weeks, using Keller and Russell's Learn to Read Latin. In daily classes, students learn new grammatical concepts and morphology, practice reading and translating increasingly complex Latin texts, and complete exercises in Latin to gain an active command of the language. Students will also read unadapted Latin from classical authors, including Caesar, Sallust, and Cicero. By the end of the sequence, students will be thoroughly familiar with Latin idiom and sentence structure and will be able to proceed to reading courses in the language.

Intensive Intermediate Latin

The intermediate Latin sequence combines extensive reading of texts with a comprehensive review of Classical grammar and syntax; it prepares students for advanced courses in Latin and for the use of Latin texts in the course of their research. Texts studied are taken from a variety of representative and important authors, which may include Cicero, Seneca, Pliny, and others. The backbone of the review sessions is Keller and Russell, Learn to Read Latin, with supplementary exercises in composition. The program meets during both mornings and afternoons for approximately five hours a day. Students are responsible for considerable amounts of class preparation during the evenings, requiring a full-time commitment for the duration of the course. This course equips students to continue with advanced coursework or independent reading in Latin in all its varieties. Latin 20003 and 20006 constitute a single sequence. Students are strongly encouraged to register for both courses. The Latin 20003-20006 sequence corresponds to a full year's worth of instruction at the University of Chicago.


Lesvos 2014

Sappho, The Poet and her Myth
Gender in the ancient world
Love Love Love the eternal flame of the classics
War and society in ancient Greece

A two week summer program fo kids 14 to 17 from June 29th to July 13th on the isle of Lesvos, focused on the classics


Polis, The Jerusalem Institute of Languages and Humanities


  • Biblical Hebrew in Rome Level 1, level 2 Eyal Nahum and Aure Ben-Zvi July 2 – July 25 (without alphabet) and July 7 – July 26 (including alphabet) 600 Euros (without alphabet) and 700 Euros (including alphabet)
  • Koine Greek in Rome Level 1, level 2, level 3 Christophe Rico, Fabrice Butlen, Stephen Hill, Flavia Farina, Sabina Soper July 7 – July 25 600 Euros
  • Latin in Rome Level 1, level 2, level 3, level 4 Eduardo Engelsing, Pablo Villaoslada, Dean Cassella, Rodrigo Portella July 7- July 25 600 Euros
  • Koine Greek in Florida: level 1, Stephen Hill (May 21 - June 10); level 2, Christophe Rico (June 12 - July 2). $750.
  • Latin in Florida Level 1, level 2 Bradley Ritters May 19 – June 6 (first level), June 9 – June 27 (second level) $750
  • Latin in Jerusalem Level 1 José Angel Dominguez June 30 – July 25 1500 NIS
  • Colloquial Arabic in Jerusalem Level 1, level 2, level 3, level 4 Christy Bandak (coordinator) June 30 – July 25 2800 NIS
  • Modern Hebrew in Jerusalem Level 1, level 2, level 3 Eran Shuali June 30 – July 25 2500 NIS
  • Biblical Hebrew in Jerusalem Level 3 Eyal Nahum September 8 – October 1 2000 NIS
  • Koine Greek in Jerusalem Level 1  Christophe Rico September 8 - October 1 2000 NIS

The courses are organized by the Polis Institute of Jerusalem. According to the method that we develop, each course is given in the taught language itself. The first lessons are based upon the TPR (Total Physical Response) technique, which allows the student to be actively involved in the class. Besides, through the TPR Storytelling technique the student assimilates the vocabulary in a natural way and starts speaking the foreign language right from the very beginning. Polis is one of the very few institutes in the world where dead languages are taught as a living language, according to a full immersion method.

For details and registration to Rome courses, please consult:

For details and registration to Florida courses, please consult:

For details and registration to Jerusalem courses, please consult:


Santa Croce University

8 HaAyn Het St. 95112 Jerusalem
POB 31550. 91314 Jerusalem

Polis Institute
(+972) 074 70 11 048

University of California, Davis

CLA 101A: “Topics in Mediterranean Civilizations”
AHI 175: "Architecture and Urbanism in Mediterranean Antiquity"

Turkey — Classical & Underwater Archaeology
UC Davis Summer Study Abroad

With a backdrop of gorgeous beaches, lively resort towns, and the Mediterranean Sea, this program will introduce students to a variety of fascinating archaeological sites found along the western and southern coastlines of Turkey.  These include ancient Greek settlements (of Ionia and the Dorian Hexapolis), well-preserved Roman cities (in the imperial provinces of Asia, Lycia and Pamphylia), indigenous kingdoms (Phrygian, Carian, Lycian), as well as sunken cities and shipwrecks. Lectures will cover the history, mythology, religion, and art history of Asia Minor, as well as techniques of terrestrial and underwater excavation. Students will explore over 30 famous archaeological sites, with an end-of-course tour of historical Istanbul. The abundance of archaeological material in western Turkey provides an opportunity to study the wide range of archaeological approaches being used today, as well as to ponder controversial interpretations of Classical, Near Eastern, and underwater archaeological discoveries.



Cai Thorman

UC Davis Study Abroad
207 Third Street, Suite 120
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: +1 (530) 297-4633
Fax: +1 (530) 297-4695

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Egyptian Archaeology
Classical Mythology
Latin 101
Latin 102

CLAR 242 Egyptian Archaeology -- Maymester (May 13-30)
This accelerated course offers a survey of the major monuments of ancient Egypt from the Pre-Dynastic to the Ptolemaic Period (ca. 4400-332 BCE) as well as the method and theories used to understand ancient Egypt.  Attention will be placed on how major sites and artifacts contribute to our understanding of the Egyptian world-view and its visual expression.  Students will also have the opportunity to examine ancient Egyptian objects first-hand through in-class activities and visits to local museums.  This course satisfies the following General Education Categories: World before 1750 (WB); Beyond the North Atlantic World (BN); and Visual and Performing Arts (VP) in the General College (GC).  Prerequisites: none.
Prof. Jennifer Gates-Foster |

LATN 101 Beginning Latin I -- Summer Session I (May 13-June 17)
The objectives of this course will be to cover the basic elements of Latin grammar, to practice reading and writing Latin, and to introduce students to Roman civilization through a study of the language of the Romans. There will be three tests, frequent written homework assignments, and a final examination.
Instructor: John Beeby |

CLAS 131 Classical Mythology-- Summer Session II (June 19-July 25)
This course offers an introduction to the mythology of the ancient Greek and Roman world. Readings may include selections from Homer, Hesiod, Greek tragedy, and Vergil.

LATN 102 Beginning Latin II -- Summer Session II (June 19-July 25)
The objectives of this course will be to complete the study of Latin grammar begun in Latin I and to look at some of the social and cultural ideas of the Romans as reflected in Latin passages read in class. There will be three tests, a final examination, and written homework.
Instructor: Jessica Wise |


Jennifer Gates-Foster

Jennifer Gates-Foster
Assistant Professor
Department of Classics
212 Murphey Hall; Campus Box 3145
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3145

Boston University

The World of Rome (CL 102)
Greek and Roman Mythology (CL 213)
Beginning Latin 1 and 2 (CL 111 and CL 112)
Intermediate Latin 1 and 2 (CL 211 and CL 212)
Beginning Greek 1 and 2 (CL 161 and CL 162)
Intermediate Greek 1 and 2 (CL 261 and CL 262)

The Classical Studies Department at Boston University invites you to spread the word about a range of classical language and civilization courses to be offered at B.U. this summer. As part of an effort to promote the study of classics by allowing students to reach higher levels of language courses earlier in their careers, we are mounting a series of courses ranging from beginning Greek to advanced Latin. To round out the curriculum, classical civilization and mythology seminars will also be offered.

Please visit our website ( for more information on course offerings.

For more information on tuition rates and enrollment ,please visit


Peter Michelli

Boston University Summer Term

Temple University

Intensive Ancient Greek (online)
Classical Mythology (online)

Temple Classics offers three online courses for summer 2014: one section of Classical Mythology in each of the two six-week sessions, and one section of Intensive Ancient Greek that last for 13 weeks (May 19-August 16). Information about the Greek course can be found at


Robin Mitchell-Boyask (


321 Anderson Hall
Temple University
Philadelphia PA 19122

University College Cork


June 23rd – August 14th 2014

For the 15th year running, the Department of Classics at UCC offers an intensive 8-week summer school for beginners with parallel courses in Latin and Ancient Greek. The courses are primarily aimed at postgraduate students in diverse disciplines who need to acquire a knowledge of either of the languages for further study and research, and at teachers whose schools would like to reintroduce Latin and Greek into their curriculum. Undergraduate students are more than welcome to apply as well.
The basic grammar will be covered in the first 6 weeks and a further 2 weeks will be spent reading original texts.

For further information and an application form see our website:
or contact the Director of the Summer School:
Ms.Vicky Janssens
Department of Classics, University College Cork, Ireland
+353 21 4903618/2359
fax: +353 21 4903277