Septimana Latina

We are delighted to announce the Septimana Latina 2020: an immersive Latin study-abroad week at the Accademia Vivarium Novum in Rome.

Participants spend the week (15th — 21st March, i.e. HT9) at the Accademia’s campus in the Villa Falconieri, where they are immersed in a warm, stimulating, and intellectually vibrant community of Latin speakers. The week will be full of readings and discussions, classes in rhetoric and composition, excursions, singing, and many very good conversations about life, Cicero, and risotto, all conducted in Latin (except when we cheat and use Greek).

We are excited to read, argue, and think with you about this year’s theme: vitam quae faciant beatiorem. What makes for a beatior life (and what is a beatior life, anyway)? Does money do it? Love? Virtue? What about Latin? We’re not sure, but we’re certain to have some interesting conversations.

To apply for a place, please fill in this form by 21st December. The cost of the week is £450 covering all food, accommodation on the Accademia’s campus, didactic materials, and excursions. Travel to and from the Accademia is not included. Limited scholarships are available from the society, and participants are often able to find funding from their colleges and faculties. There is also an early bird discount of £50 for applications submitted before 30th November!

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