Rome the head of the world

Rome the eternal city

All roads lead to Rome

*Have you ever wondered why we still say that after 2,000 years?

*Would you like to learn more about it?

For centuries Rome was the leader of the Western world, in military skills, engineering, medicine as well as philosophy art and literature. We are the products of them to many extents. Our language bears the Latin imprint today not only in medicine or law. This Latin course is organized with an hour of language learning and 30 minutes of history and art lecture from the very foundation of Rome (April 21st 753 B.C ) and you will see how a conglomerates of shepherds huts became the largest empire of the West.

Beginners Latin

This course is intended for beginners who are interested in the basics of the Latin language and Roman History. The main purpose of Beginners’ Latin is to impart fundamental notions of the Latin language following the text Ecce Romani I. Fundamentals of grammar and syntax will be the focus of study and emphasis will be given to Latin as a source of linguistic performance in other languages, particularly English and Italian.

The text tells the story of a Roman Senator’s family and their life in the outskirts of Rome. The narrative introduces students to Latin language while teaching the use of the declensions and conjugations. Initial concepts are easily approachable and complexity increases gradually so as to permit a layer-by-layer development of knowledge.

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 as well as cardinal and nominal numerals (Ecce Romani I).

Advanced Latin

Advanced Latin will deal with passive voice alongside first, second, third and fourth conjugations’ of verbs in the indicative mood (Ecce Romani II). It will cover the subjunctive, infinitive, imperative, and participial moods for all 4 conjugations and interrogative pronouns. The course 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: $330 – adults/teens 15 hr. course (with a minimum of 5 students); ICS members: $315; 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, has been teaching Latin courses for many years at middle schools and universities in the area. He holds a Ph.D. in Greek and Latin from Catholic University, an M.A. in Latin from the University of Maryland, and an M.A. in Greek from Catholic University of America.

Intermediate Latin for Italian Teens

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Summer session 

Latin Summer Immersion

August 8th – 12th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm (ET)

This course is a week-long 10 hour class intended for adults and teens who wish 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.

Latin Language & Literature (Beginners 3- Intermediate)

Aug. 15-19 online Monday-Friday, 2:00-4:00pm

A fun class with real excerpts from beloved authors like Esopo, Cicerone, and Ovidio. Review grammar while translating. This is the perfect class for those who have taken Latin before and feel rusty or students who wish to refresh their Latin before restarting it in the Fall.

The Instructor:

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 past three years.


Week: August 8th – 12th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm (ET)

with Professor Annelise Brody Morani


$270 (min 4 persons)



Beginner I  Tue. 5:30 – 7:00 pm with Professor Annelise Brody Morani

Intermediate I Tue. 5:30 – 7:00 pm with Professor Luigi De Luca

Advanced I Mon. 5:30 – 7:00 pm with Professor Annelise Brody Morani