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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 pass 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 over 2,000 graduates can attest, there is nothing quite like the LGI experience.
The institute is 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 2023 programs is March 31, 2023 (March 10 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.
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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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