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Tirones

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.

 

EDUCATIONAL OFFER

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.

SYLLABUS

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.

ADMISSION

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.

 

 

USEFUL INFORMATION ( 2020/21):

TIRONES
Recommended for:
students from other faculties and Latin enthusiasts
Qualification Awarded (info):
attendance certificate
Days and hours:
First Year: Monday, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Second Year: Monday, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Length:
First Year: 19 October 2020 to 24 May 2021
Second Year: 2 October 2020 to 28 May 2021
Course structure:
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

SYLLABUS

FIRST YEAR
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SECOND YEAR
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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.

Price:
starting from € 249 per semester (€ 12 per hour)

Discounted fees and forms of payment

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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

DATES AND TIMES

First Year

CLASS SCHEDULE 2020/21

Mondays from 5 pm to 6.30 pm.

CLASS CALENDAR
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

Second Year

CLASS SCHEDULE 2020/21

Fridays from 5 pm to 6.30 pm.

CLASS CALENDAR
First lesson 2 October 2020
Last lesson 28 May 2021
Holidays (no class) 25 December 2020
1 January 2021
2 April 2021