Summer Schools

We’re excited to offer a series of intensive immersive summer classes. There will be 2 hours of classes each working day from the 27th of July till the 7th of August 2020 for our language courses (beginner through advanced Latin and beginner/intermediate Ancient Greek). From 10th to 13th August, we will be running a course in Stoic philosophy (4 classes of 2 hours each). All language classes will be taught by experienced tutors in groups of at most 5 students. The cost for the language track is £300 and the cost for the philosophy track is £150 (£120 if combined with a language track). You can register by filling this form. (If you would like to take more than one track, please fill out the form every track you are intending to take.)

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at committee@oxfordlatinitas.org if you have any questions.

 Details of classes

I. Greek Track: The Beginner-to-Intermediate Spoken Greek Immersion Course is oriented at people with some prior knowledge of Greek grammar. Students will start with a primer in speaking ancient Greek, actively revise some grammar through spoken practice and then move on to reading and discussing simple texts in ancient Greek. In 10 days we will get from “How are you?” to debating some of Plato’s ideas in Greek. This course will be taught primarily in Ancient Greek.

II. Latin Track: We will offer several groups of Latin classes, suited for a variety of backgrounds and experiences. The beginners group will start from the very beginning and move on to discussing simple texts in Latin, the intermediate group will revise spoken familiarity with more complex grammatical concepts and develop the ability to discuss classical texts in Latin, and the most advanced group will work through classical texts, discussing and debating the concepts and literary traits therein in Latin. These courses will be taught primarily in Latin.

III. Philosophy Track: This course will be taught entirely in Latin and will be held as a series of four 2-hour long classes on the tenets of Stoicism explicated via Cicero’s philosophical writings (Placita Stoicorum Ciceronis Monumentis Explicata). The first class will serve as an introduction with the second, third, and fourth classes covering, respectively, logic, natural philosophy, and ethics. Students will not only read and discuss profound questions of philosophy, but also hone their ability to do so in Latin.