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For 50 years, the Latin/Greek Institute has been providing the world’s most rigorous and intensive instruction in Latin and Greek. Support the Institute and help commemorate our 50th anniversary.
The institute’s method of total-immersion—which requires full-time, active, and dedicated engagement from every student—enables students to master material normally covered in two to three years in a single summer. Our graduates typically return to their home institutions prepared to excel in advanced or upper-division reading courses and to sit for graduate departmental translation exams.
All programs are team-taught by experienced instructors, the majority of whom are alumni of the institute. Hourly rotation of faculty provides for exposure to a variety of approaches, and faculty closely mentor and advise students. As our almost 3,000 graduates can attest, there is nothing quite like the LGI experience.
All in-person programs are held at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, in Manhattan. The Graduate Center is easily accessible by all major means of public transportation.
Application deadline for all summer 2024 programs is March 11, 2024 (February 26 for students requiring a Brooklyn College-sponsored international student visa).
A 10-week introduction to Latin. The first five weeks cover the first year of college-level Latin. The second half is devoted to the reading of unadapted works, including those by Caesar, Sallust, Tacitus, Augustine, Catullus, Vergil, Lucretius, and Ovid.
A 10-week introduction to Greek. The first six weeks cover the first year of college-level Greek. The remaining four weeks are devoted to the reading of unadapted works by those including Plato, Aristotle, Lysias, Augustus, Homer, Euripides, and Sophocles.
A seven-week in-depth reading of literature in Greek. The first week is spent reviewing basic morphology and syntax. The remaining six weeks are spent reading a substantial body of literature at a high level of grammatical precision.
A 10-week in-depth reading of literature in Latin. The first week is spent reviewing basic morphology and syntax. The remaining six weeks are spent reading a substantial body of literature at a high level of grammatical precision.
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CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
P: 212.817.2081 (staff are working remotely and are unable to answer calls at this time)
Lucas Rubin, Director
Rita Fleischer, Director of Alumni Relations
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