Summer Programs

By Renie Plonski | May 24, 2016

Every summer from 2004 to 2011, the Music Department at the Ionian University hosted a week-long seminar on ancient music, which was attended by students and scholars from several European, American and Asiatic countries. This wonderful event was unfortunately discontinued due to the Greek economic crisis. Given its importance for the rapidly-expanding community of scholars interested in ancient Greek and Roman music, since 2014 the Arion Society has brought the Seminar back to life in a new location: Riva del Garda, in the North of Italy.

By Adam Blistein | April 29, 2016

The Paideia Institute is happy to announce its spring semester offerings in Telepaideia, our series of online courses in Latin and Ancient Greek. Telepaideia allows you to study Latin and Greek language and literature with expert teachers from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a computer and an internet connection. Courses offered this spring include:

Conversational Latin and Greek:  Courses in conversational Latin and Greek at all levels, including advanced Latin conversation courses.

Intensive Beginning Latin and Greek:  Intensive Latin and Greek courses presents a thorough introduction to grammar and syntax and progresses to reading basic texts.

Reading Courses:  Traditional reading courses this semester include The Gospel of Saint John, De Institutione Puerorum, and more.

By Adam Blistein | March 28, 2016

Ave Maria University and the Polis Institute will again offer intensive summer immersion courses in beginning and intermediate Latin and Greek, teaching students to read as well as speak Greek or Classical Latin. Participants learn to read and analyze complex texts, speak and compose basic sentences, and build a 1,000-word vocabulary of the most frequent vocabulary. Immersion classes meet, on average, six hours per day and will run for a total of eight weeks, from May 16 to July 8. The program will provide the equivalent of four or more semesters of elementary and intermediate Latin or Greek and lead to fluency in reading the ancient languages through immersion and intensive study in an exciting and academically rigorous environment.

By Adam Blistein | March 15, 2016

Learn Classical Greek this summer online at the Erasmus Academy. This 8-week course provides the equivalent of one year of college Attic Greek and will prepare students to reach an intermediate reading level in the language.

The course is in real time: Students log in at specific times (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:15 pm - 9:15 pm EST) and interact directly with the instructor and other classmates. Graduate students in the Arts & Sciences, any motivated college or high school student, or other adult desiring to read Classical Greek are all welcome.

The application deadline is May 1, 2016 and the course fee is $950.

For more information, go to

By Adam Blistein | March 10, 2016

For forty years, UT's Intensive Summer Greek program has been giving students of diverse backgrounds and interests a rapid and deep understanding of the Greek language and a love of Greek prose and poetry.  No previous knowledge of Greek is necessary, however if you have had a semester or two before, the special approach taken in this course will strengthen your grasp of how the language works and why it is so subtle a vehicle for expression.  Students in many other subjects find that Greek also enriches their study of those fields.

By Adam Blistein | March 1, 2016

The Archaeological summer school in Abruzzo (Italy) 2016 is a four-week course organized in collaboration with Soprintendenza Archeologia dell'Abruzzo and with the important support of other research centers for Mediterranean studies: ICCOM-CNR U.O.S. of Pisa, Institute for Mediterranean Studies (IMS) of Crete and INGV of Roma.

The aim of our intensive course is to increase awareness and competencies about archaeological and methodological issues through an intensive four week program of lectures, laboratory and field activities.

Essential Information about the Summer School:

By Adam Blistein | February 29, 2016

Learn Ancient Greek or Latin this summer at UC Berkeley's world-renowned Summer Workshops, a Berkeley tradition for over thirty years!   These intensive ten-week courses provide the equivalent of 2+ semesters of work in the language.  During the first six weeks, students learn grammar and basic vocabulary; during the last four, they read a variety of works in the original (e.g., in the Greek Workshop, Homer, tragedy, Plato, the Gospels; in the Latin Workshop, Cicero, Caesar, Virgil, Ovid).  Partial scholarships are available.

For more information, go to

Or contact the Workshop Directors: 

Daniel Esses (Greek Workshop):
Tom Recht (Latin Workshop):

By Adam Blistein | February 10, 2016

In the summer of 2016 (July 18-August 5), there will be an NEH Summer Seminar for pre-collegiate teachers on the topic of Roman Daily Life. Two spots are also reserved for full-time graduate students who intend to become pre-collegiate teachers. This seminar is an opportunity to read Petronius and some graffiti in Latin and look at Pompeian archaeology for various topics of Roman daily life. The seminar will be held in St. Peter, Minnesota (1 hour from Minneapolis) on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College. The NEH pays each person $2,700 to participate, which will more than cover the living and food expenses (approximately $1500). The seminar has been organized by Matthew Panciera (Gustavus Adolphus College) and will be co-taught by him, Beth Severy-Hoven (Macalester), Jeremy Hartnett (Wabash), and Rebecca Benefiel (Washington and Lee). The application deadline is March 1.

By Adam Blistein | January 23, 2016

In Summer 2016 the Latin/Greek Institute will once again offer highly intensive ten-week Basic programs in Latin and Greek, which cover more than four semesters of work in a single summer (June 6-August 16, 2016).  The Institute will also offer a seven-week Upper Level program in Latin (June 6-July 26, 2016). All classes are team-taught, and faculty are available by phone around the clock to assist students.

The Institute is a joint collaborative effort of Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.  Classes meet all day, five days a week at the Graduate Center in midtown Manhattan. 

By Christopher Francese | January 20, 2016


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