Latin Classes

About Latin Courses

Beginners Latin

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

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

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 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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The instructor:
Prof. Luigi De Luca, recently awarded by the Italian Government for preserving Italy’s prestige abroad (Learn more), has been teaching for many years Latin courses at Middle Schools and Universities in the area. He is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Greek and Latin at the Catholic University, after having obtained an M.A. in Latin from the University of MD and an M.A. in Greek from the Catholic University.

Intermediate Latin for Italian Teens

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Office phone: 301-215-7885

Fall 2020:

Beginner Latin for Adults & Teens: starts in November (Day/time – TBD)
Instructor: Annelise Brody Morani
Advanced Latin for Adults & Teens: Thu. 5:00-6:30 pm (starts Sept. 17)
Instructor: Luigi De Luca
Latin for Italian Teenagers: (Day/time – TBD)

Summer 2020:

Advanced Latin : Thu. 5:00-6:30 pm for Adults & Teens
Instructor: Luigi De Luca
Latin for Italian Teenagers: June/July (complete); new dates TBD


Week of August 24-28