Readings in Classical Latin

Instructor: John Pepino, PhD

Thank you for your interest in our Readings in Classical Latin course!

This course is intended for students who have completed their grammatical introduction to Latin (a year in college, two years of high school, or Orberg's first book, Familia Romana, or the equivalent).

We use H. Orberg's second book in his series, Roma Aeterna, and the corresponding workbook, Exercitia II. The first few chapters introduce the readers to Roman history and topography. A paraphrase of passages from Virgil's Aeneid (with plenty of direct quotations) will introduce us to Roman foundation myths. Then we shall read some of Livy's history (gently adapted), some of Ovid's poetry, and unadapted texts by Sallust, Cicero, Horace, and other classical authors.

Classes are conducted via Fuze Web conferencing software. We shall be speaking mostly in Latin (both pronunciations 'ecclesiastical' and 'restored' are welcome, as are all accents!). The homework will consist of workbook exercises and some memorization of short texts.

Tuition: $100.00.


Our next class meets Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:15 - 2:15pm CST, June 10 - July 3