Latin 3 – Latin Literature

Course code: LAT-03

Teaching Method: in presence or online (live streaming)
Titles released: 6 CFU / ECTS + Course valid for teachers’ updating, recognized by the MIUR
Hours: Tuesdays 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Duration: 2023 October, 17 – 2024 May, 28 (28 lessons – 42 hours)
Limited Enrollment: up to 20 participants
Academic Fees: starting from € 295 per semester

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


The course is  the third year of the School of Higher Studies in Latin. A sound and excellent knowledge of Latin Language is required. The course may be attended by:
– those who have attended at least the 75% of the course Latin 2;
– those who, having sound knowledge of Latin, might be able to pass the exam Latin 2 even without having attended classes.

– In-depth knowledge of the Latin works, covered in class
– Understanding of any Latin text, prose and poems, even of high difficulty, without using the dictionary
– In-depth knowledge of all the most complex structures of Latin syntax and rhetoric
– Knowledge of the 4000 most frequent words in Latin classical literature
– Ability to write and speak in Latin
– Understanding of the basic techniques for teaching a lesson of Latin language through the inductive-contextual methodology.

Students will deal with a Latin literary work which will be different every year. Lessons will be held completely in Latin. Students will deal with the critical edition of the text, its historical background, the analysis of relevant scholarly literature and they will enter in direct contact with the thought of ancient thinkers and writers.
The course will be held in classroom. However, participants who had requested it in the online subscription to the course, may join a virtual classroom and follow the lessons remotely, through a link given by the IISC. Lessons in streaming will be recorded and will stay available for the students to see for a week.

Critical edition of the works; texts of literary criticism; handouts given by the teacher.

Recommended readings ((the following texts are not required for the exam, but are recommended for those who wish to strengthen their knowledge):
1. A. d’Elia, Latinarum litterarum historia, M. D’Auria
2. E. De Rosa, De litteris Latinis commentarii libri V ad criticam artis rationem exacti
3. G. Mamone, Latinarum litterarum historiae, Signorelli



– Students who have attended at least 75% of class hours may obtain a course completion certificate.
– hose who wish to obtain university certifications (6 CFU/ECTS) should pass the final exam with an evaluation fo at least 18/30. The exam will consist in a written test or in an oral examination, according to the student’s choice: 1) Written examination: students will write a short paper in Latin, commenting a Latin text to be chosen by the students; the paper must be written in Latin 2) Oral examination: analysis and comment of a text given by the teacher. The exam will be held completely in Latin.
This certification is issued by both the Italian Institute of Classical Studies (IISC) and the Department of Classic of the Università Pontificia Salesiana (UPS). Because the ECTS issued by the UPS are also acknowledged by the Italian Government, the ECTS may be validated in Italian University (without prejudice to the discretion granted to the universities by the Italian law).
– The course is also recognized by the MIUR – Regional School Office for Lazio as valid for the professional training of teaching staff.



First lesson 2023 October, 17
Last lesson 2024 May, 28
No class days 2023 December, 19
2023 December, 26
2024 January, 2
2024 March, 26
2024 April, 2
Exam Sessions 2024 June, 12
2024 June, 19
2024 September, 25

Academic Fees

The total amount of the course fees is of € 590.


There are two methods of payment:

1) Preferred method

Amount Deadline
Registration Fee € 200 Upon the inscription/td>
Full year tuition fee € 390 By October 31

2) Payment by installments

Amount Deadline
Registration Fee € 200 Upon the inscription
First Semester Tuition Fee € 249 By October 31
Second Semester Tuition Fees € 249 By January 31

Payment can be made:

  1. In cash, at the administrative office (by appointment)
  2. By Cheque, at the administrative office (by appointment)
  3. By 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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