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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.
In the first five weeks of the summer, students work through the entirety of Moreland and Fleischer’s Latin: An Intensive Course, while completing short readings, extensive drills, and prose composition assignments. These readings quickly progress from textbook sentences to literary texts; for example, students read their first Latin poem (Catullus 13) on day 9.
In the second half of the course, students read longer texts in the morning and selections from major poets and prose authors in the afternoon. They also have two opportunities each day for additional readings at sight. Core texts in the basic Latin program include Cicero’s first Oration Against Catiline, Sallust’s Bellum Catilinae, and the fourth book of Vergil’s Aeneid. Supplementary lectures (e.g., on textual criticism, the history of the Latin language) provide further enrichment. The program concludes with a two-week elective in which students choose an author to read and analyze in even greater depth.
Required of all students.
Each student will choose one two-week mini-course (18 class hours). A minimum of three of the following will be offered.
All in-person classes for the Latin/Greek Institute are held at the CUNY Graduate Center in Midtown Manhattan. While studying at the LGI, students are enrolled for the summer at Brooklyn College and receive Brooklyn College credits.
The following steps are required for successful application and, if accepted, enrollment in the Latin/Greek Institute:
Mail may be addressed to:
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
It is preferred that all supporting documents be sent by e-mail. Any materials sent by hard copy are collected bi-weekly.
Application deadline for all summer 2024 programs is March 11, 2024 (February 26 for students requiring a Brooklyn College-sponsored international student visa).
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Online Form – Basic Program Application Form