SUMMER SCHOOLS 2021

  1. MEDIEVAL LATIN, 11-15 JANUARY 2021

This course, now in its 27th year, offers a general introduction to post-classical Latin, poetry and prose, sacred and secular.  We shall read some splendid literature that has had a formative influence on Western Civilisation.  Some prior knowledge of Latin is assumed. There will be an introduction to palaeography, including an opportunity to handle original manuscripts.

2. NEW TESTAMENT GREEK, 18-22 JANUARY 2021

An intensive course in the koine Greek of the New Testament. We shall read passages from the Epistles and Gospels, as well as the Septuagint and Christian literature of the apostolic age. The course is aimed at beginners, but it is strongly recommended that all learn the Greek alphabet before commencing; exercises will be posted out beforehand to assist with that.

Both January Summer Schools will be held at Jane Franklin Hall (University of Tasmania), 6 Elboden Street, South Hobart. 

3. ROME LATIN SUMMER SCHOOL, 5–16 JULY 2021

Following the success of the Rome Latin Summer School in July 2019 we aim to run a repeat in 2021 for those who missed out, and for any others interested. The intensive two-week course is a study of Roman and Medieval Culture and the growth of Western and Christian civilisation through the medium of the Latin language. It is not intended for beginners, but for those who, though new to Latin, have studied other languages and are willing to do some hard work on their own in the meantime. Classes are taught in the mornings, leaving the afternoons free for walking and talking. It is planned to include a tour to Naples and Pompeii.

This course will be taught at the Bernardi Campus of the University of St Thomas, in the Prati district west of the Tiber. 

Write to me [dccdain@gmail.com] directly for further information.