One of the main intents of the IISC is to expand the opportunities that the community dedicates to the cultural life: propagating and resuming the classical linguistic studies are the first steps towards respect for culture and signify coming into contact with the origin of the Italian and European identity.
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THE COURSE WILL NOT BE ACTIVATED FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/21
In order to guarantee the health and safety measures, Tirones 2020/21 will not be activated. However, students may enroll to the course Latinitas Viva which follows the very same academic program.
This course covers the study of the language (morphology, syntax, phraseology, etc.) using the inductive-contextual method. As is common practice at the IISC, students are continuously involved in the learning of the notions in an active way, in order to revive and overcome any previous recollections of their high school or university studies. Student learn to understand a Latin text by simply reading the classical text in the original language.
This course consists of three levels. Students may attend just one level. The lessons cover the study of all the Latin grammar and students also learn the 2,000 most frequent words of Classical literature. This course aims at providing, even to non-specialists, a direct access key to the immense cultural heritage of the classics.
To attend the First Year, enrolment is sufficient. There are no specific entrance requirements.
To attend the Second Year, it is necessary to have completed the First Year.
Those who have already studied Latin using the inductive-contextual method and already possess a solid level of competency in active Latin may participate in the Second Year without having attended the First Year, upon the condition that they pass a placement test, prior to the beginning of classes, entirely held in Latin. Please note, however, that it is quite difficult to participate in the Second Year without having attended First Year classes, and we discourage students from choosing this option unless they have an extremely well-founded (active and passive) competency level in Latin.
students from other faculties and Latin enthusiasts
|Qualification Awarded (info):
|Days and hours:
First Year: Monday, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Second Year: Monday, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
First Year: 19 October 2020 to 24 May 2021
Second Year: 2 October 2020 to 28 May 2021
First Year: 42 hours (28 lessons)
Second Year: 42 hours (28 lessons)
|Limited admission quotas|
|starting from 249 euros per semester
discounts and methods of payment
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|42 hours||42 hours|
|Pre-Requisites||No background knowledge is requested.||Sound knowledge of Latin grammar and the 1000 most frequent words of the language. Ability to understand a non-complex text (oral or written) in Latin (students must have attended the First Year).|
|Objectives||The students will learn most of the Latin morphology and syntax. They will be able to understand a text of medium-high difficulty in Latin by simply reading it.||The students will learn the entire morphology and most of the Latin syntax. They will acquire the ability to understand even a complex Latin text by simply reading it.|
starting from € 249 per semester (€ 12 per hour)
It is of the utmost importance that students are in possession of the textbook from the very beginning of the course.
1. H. H. Ørberg, Lingua Latina per se illustrata – Pars I: Familia Romana, any edition
2. H. H. Ørberg – L. Miraglia – T. F. Borri, Lingua Latina per se illustrata – Latine disco, any edition
Mondays from 5 pm to 6.30 pm.
|First lesson||19 October 2020|
|Last lesson||24 May 2021|
|Holidays (no class)||7 December 2020
21 December 2020
28 December 2020
4 January 2021
5 April 2021
Fridays from 5 pm to 6.30 pm.
|First lesson||2 October 2020|
|Last lesson||28 May 2021|
|Holidays (no class)||25 December 2020
1 January 2021
2 April 2021