The IICS is an educational institution that aims to promote the intellectual and moral development of the person through higher education in the field of humanistic studies.

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Our courses are conducted directly in Latin or Ancient Greek, in order to allow students to read and understand steadily and quickly a literary text in the original language.

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IISC educational offer includes more than 30 courses per year, categorized in annual courses (October-May) and summer courses (June-September)

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General informations

Perfect for: classical languages instructors, University and High school students, Latin and Ancient Greek language and literature enthusiasts.

Educational objectives: Learn how to comprehend a Latin or Greek text simply by reading it, without needing to consult a dictionary.

Certifications: our courses provide credits for university students (CFUs/ ECTS), for high school students, and are also valid as professional development for lecturers.


– Lessons are held directly in Latin or Ancient Greek
– Innovation and humanistic tradition
– Inductive-contextual method: learn the natural way


IISC provides Advanced Learning Courses and extracurricular courses. The study covers the rudiments of the language up to straightforward comprehension of the classics through reading of original texts. The courses are taught exclusively in Latin.

The course is articulated according to different levels: studies begin from the first elements of the grammar to lead the student to the direct understanding of the classics by reading only the original text. The course is given entirely in ancient Greek.

An intensive course (accommodation in the University Campus available) for a total immersion into Classical languages.

From June, 10 to June, 21 2024, the IISC, with the Patronage of the Municipality of Rome, offers the first summer course of living Latin dedicated specifically to the needings of High School students.

From 10 to 21 June 2024, the IICS provides the first “living” Classic Greek summer course designed specifically to meet the needs of a high school student.

On Friday, March 8, at 5 pm, Erminia Di Iulio (Università di Roma Tor Vergata) will give the first of the three lectures on “Menzogne simili al vero” – L’autorità poetica nel pensiero arcaico.

On Saturday, February 24th, 2024, the IISC is organizing “MeT’AMOrfosi – Love Stories through the Arts”, an event that, following the myth of metamorphosis, explores the various manifestations of love in literature, visual arts, and music.

With the patronage of Roma Capitale, the IISC organizes Ratio docendi, the annual conference of the IISC on the Didatics of Latin and Greek.


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