About Latin Courses
During the academic year
This course is intended for beginners, who are interested in the basics of the Latin language and Roman History. Therefore, fundamentals of grammar and syntax will be studied. Emphasis will be given to Latin as a source of linguistic performance in other languages, particularly English and Italian.
The main purpose of Beginners’ Latin is to impart fundamental notions of the Latin language following the text Ecce Romani I. This text tells the story of a Roman Senator’s family as it goes about their everyday tasks. The story of this family living in the outskirts of Rome, introduces the student to the Latin language and teaches the use of the declensions and of the conjugations. The initial concepts are easily approachable and complexity develops gradually so as to permit a step wise development of knowledge on the part of the student.
Intermediate Latin will cover fourth and fifth declension nouns, second class adjectives; and 3rd and 4th active voice conjugations for the indicative mood. It also includes personal and demonstrative pronouns and cardinal and nominal numerals (Ecce Romani I).
Advanced Latin will deal with passive voice, first, second, third and fourth conjugations’ verbs in the indicative mood (Ecce Romani II); it will cover the subjunctive, infinitive and imperative and participial moods for all 4 conjugations; interrogative pronouns; it will introduce the reading of Classical texts, particularly Caesar’s De Bello Gallico.
Material: Ecce Romani volumes I, II, and III. You can buy it used on Amazon.com or at the ICS used if available ($20).
Cost: $310 – adults/teens 15 hr. course (with a minimum of 5 students); ICS members: $290; Seniors save $5.
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Prof. Luigi De Luca, recently awarded by the Italian Government for preserving Italy’s prestige abroad, has been teaching for many years Latin courses at Middle Schools and Universities in the area. He has received a Ph.D. in Greek and Latin from the Catholic University, after an M.A. in Latin from the University of Maryland and an M.A. in Greek from the Catholic University of America.
Intermediate Latin for Italian Teens
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Latin Summer Immersion
August 23rd – 27th, 12:00 – 2:00 pm (ET)
This course is a week-long 10 hour class intended for adults and teens that wants to learn the fundamentals of Latin language. The program will focus on the study of basic grammar and syntax with some segments on Roman History and Culture.
Prof. Annelise Brody Morani obtained a Ph.D in Italian Literature at John Hopkins University, after studying Classics at Hight School and at the University of Bologna. She has taught for twenty years at the Washington University in St. Luis, Missouri, and has been teaching several courses at the ICS for the last three years.