Latinitas Viva 2

Course Code: LV-02

Recommended for: ecclesiastics
Teaching Method:in presence and online (live streaming)
Titles released: 6 CFU / ECTS + Course valid for teachers’ updating, recognized by the MIUR
Hours: Mondays 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Duration: 2022 October, 17– 2023 May, 29 (23 lessons – 46 academic hours)
Where: Pontifical University of the Holy Cross – P.zza Sant’Apollinare, 49 – Roma
Limited Enrollment: up to 20 participants
Academic Fees: starting from € 245 per semester

Presentation of the course / Calendar / Certifications / To continue the studies / Academic fees


The course may be attended by:
– those who have attended at least 75% of lesson hours at the course Latinitas Viva 1;
– those who, having sound knowledge of Latin, are able to pass the exam based on the syllabus of Latinitas Viva 1 even without having attended classes. The exam will be structured in three parts: (a) grammatical competences, (b) comprehension of a written text without the dictionary, (c) writing of a text in Latin.

– Understanding of a Latin text, even of high difficulty, without using the dictionary
– In-depth knowledge of the Latin grammar
– Knowledge of the 2000 most frequent words in Latin Classical literature
– Focus on Latinitas Christiana
– Ability to write and speak in Latin

The course fulfills and completes the study of Latin grammar and phraseology started in the course Latinitas Viva 1. Lessons will be held completely in Latin, following the fundamentals of the inductive-contextual methodology. Renewing the Church’s tradition in the teaching of Latin and using the most advanced techniques for the teaching of modern languages, the active use of Latin language both by the students and the teacher turns passive learning into an active competence, thus ensuring a sound knowledge of the language. View the program in details
The course will be held in classroom and online. The IISC will give the students a link to attend the course via live streaming. Lessons in streaming will be recorded and they will stay available for the students to see for a week.

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

1. H. H. Ørberg, Lingua Latina per se illustrata – Pars I: Familia Romana (any edition)
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)
3. H. H. Ørberg, Exercitia Latina (Cap I-XXXV) (any edition)


– Students who have attended at least 75% of class hours may obtain a course completion certificate.
– Those who wish to obtain university certifications (6 CFU/ECTS) should pass the final exam with an evaluation fo at least 18/30.
This certification is issued by both the Italian Institute of Classical Studies (IISC) and the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (PUSC).
– The course is also recognized by the MIUR – Regional School Office for Lazio as valid for the professional training of teaching staff.



First lesson 2022 October, 17
Last lesson 2023 May, 29
No class days 2022, October, 31
2022, December 19
2022 December, 26
2023 January, 2
2023 January, 3
2023 January, 23
2023 January, 30
2023 February, 6
2023 April, 3
2023 April, 10
2023 May, 1

Academic Fees

Standard fees of the course amount to € 490.


There are two methods of payment:

1) Preferred method

Amount Deadline
Registration Fee € 200 Upon the registration
Full year tuition fee € 290 By October 31

2) Payment by installment

Amount Deadline
Registration Fee € 200 Upon the registration
First semester tuition fee € 199 By October 31
Second semester tuition fee € 199 By January 31

Payments must be made to the Italian Institute of Classical Studies (not to the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross); payment can be made:

  1. In cash, at the administrative office of the Italian Institute of Classical Studies (by appointment)
  2. By cheque,at the administrative office of the Italian Institute of Classical Studies (by appointment)
  3. Teacher’s Card (selecting the option “recognized courses” when generating the bonus)
  4. By bank transfer, with the following details:
    • Name of the account holder: Associazione culturale Istituto Italiano di Studi Classici
    • IBAN: IT 80 W 02008 05013 000103893909
    • Reason for transfer: Course code + Name and Surname of the Student
    • Bank: Unicredit, Agenzia 6, Via Ugo Ojetti 149 Roma

The fee includes all the classroom activities (lessons and intensive lessons), administration fees and the use of the facilities available in the learning centre. There are no exam fees.

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