Latin for High School students – Rome, September 2023

P.V.E.R. - Progredi Ventis Et Remis


From September, 4 to September, 14 2023, 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.

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After the many projects carried out at numerous universities in Italy and abroad, the IICS has decided to extend its offer for the summer period also to high school students.
During the course period (two weeks) we will teach all the main topics of Latin grammar and students will be led to learn about 1200 words.
The aim of the course is to provide students with the skills to translate a Latin text in a short time* and without using a dictionary.

The course is characterized by the use of Latin as the sole language of communication. The inductive-contextual methodology employed ensures a more effective and rapid pace for learning grammar, vocabulary and phraseological nexus, indispensable instruments for a solid and authentic knowledge of the language.

*The average time taken by students who have completed our courses to translate a Latin text in the graduation exam is 39 minutes.


Lessons take place from 9:30 to 13:30; from Monday to Saturday for the fisrt week and from Monday to Thursday for the second week. The course covers all the main grammatical structures in addition to the 1200 most frequently used words in Latin literature.
Our teaching method consists of moments alternating between lecture-based lessons and oral and written language-usage exercises, accompanied by activities that call for students’ direct involvement and active participation.
Students are required for 15 minutes a day for home study.



No accomodation is provided for the High School summer courses.  Click here for a list of accomodations nearby the Institute.

Course Dates:
From September 4 to 14, 2023
from Monday to Friday: 9:30 – 13:30
(40 course hours)
Titles Released:
Certificates for school credits
Limited Enrollment:
up to 20 students
Registration Deadline:
subject to availability
€ 370


No specific prerequisite. Study of all the main elements of Latin grammar.
Learning of the 1200 most frequent words of Latin literature.
Students will be able to translate a Latin text quickly and without using the dictionary.


Pre-registration can be made directly through our site.
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Payment may be made in person at IISC secretary, by cash or cheque. Alternatively we accept wire transfer (Account holder: IISC Servizi S.r.l.; IBAN: IT 18 Y 02008 05013 000106873651; BIC/SWIFT: UNCRITM1006; Description: PVER-09 for *Name Surname of the student*).


It is of the utmost importance that students have their textbook since the first day of classes.

1. H. H. Ørberg, Lingua Latina per se illustrata – Pars I: Familia Romana
2. F. Pirrone, Grammatica latina: guida allo studio di Familia Romana, Edizioni Istituto Italiano di Studi Classici (for students who cannot read Italian: M. Neumann, A companion to Familia Romana, Focus)



2023 June 4-14 (from Monday to Saturday for the fisrt week + from Monday to Thursday for the second week) from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.

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