Online Courses

Our online classes are held in small groups, so every participant gets to speak

— New participants are welcome to apply anytime —


April-June 2024

Applications are always open!


A course session lasts 90 minutes

(to read the descriptions, click on the cross on the right side of the page!)

What level are you looking for?

Latin / beginners:

  • Refresher course Familia Romana (starting April 17th, 2024)

Latin / intermediate:

  • Introduction to Greek History
  • Roma Aeterna (starting May 7th, 2024)

Latin / advanced:

  • Erasmus’ Colloquia familiaria

Latin / expert:

  • Cicero’s Pro Sexto Roscio Amerino


Ancient Greek / intermediate

  • Athenaze vol. 2



Please see below for full descriptions!

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Familia Romana (refresher course)

Applications are open!

Next classes starting on April 17th, 2024 

(You can also join us at a later date after an assessment test!)

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Have you already worked through Familia Romana (with us, elsewhere or on your own) or just read through it, but you don't feel ready to attend advanced courses yet? You don’t want to work on everything from scratch? We have what you are looking for: a 11-week refresher course where we will reinforce and expand your vocabulary, grammar, and conversational skills through conversational interaction. The focus will not be on reading, but on listening and speaking. We will activate your passive language skills. You will learn a lot of vocabulary and have fun.

Additionally, please note that the duration of the course can be extended, and the pace and content will be adjusted based on the composition and needs of the participants.

Time
One session per week. 

Wednesdays, 10  PM CET (Berlin / Paris / Rome) = 4 PM EST (New York / Washington DC)


Place
Online, using the software Zoom

Participants
Six participants max.

Textbook

Please note: There are several publishers of these two books in North America and in Europe. 


Instructor
Luca Quaglierini

Fee
249 EUR for the first module, which includes 11 sessions held in April, May, and June covering a selection from chapters 9 to 26. This fee covers all 11 sessions.

After completing the first module, enrollment in subsequent modules is available for EUR 89 per month.

Roma Aeterna 

(Next course starting May 2024 - applications open!)

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Both challenging and rewarding, Romana Aeterna is Hans Ørberg's follow-up textbook to Familia Romana. In this course we will read selected chapters from the book, covering a summary of Vergil's Aeneid and the  first book of Livy's History of Rome,  and discuss them in Latin. Aided by the instructor, students will help each other understand difficult passages, engaging in lively Latin conversation.

Time
One session per week.
Group 1:
Fridays, 8 am CET (Berlin / Paris / Rome) – SOLD OUT

Group 2: Tuesdays, 8 pm CET (Berlin /Paris / Rom) = 2 PM ET starting on May, 7th 2024


Place
Online, using the software Zoom

Participants
Six participants max. The class is suited for intermediate speakers of Latin.

Instructor
Luca Quaglierini

Fee
€89 / $99 per month

Introduction to Greek History

(Starting January 18th 2024 - but you can still join us! applications open!)

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Objectives: Philology, philosophy, and history cannot be separated. One cannot truly understand the culture and language of the Greeks without taking into account the key events of their history. The goals of the course are to provide a foundational understanding of Greek history, laying the groundwork for further studies in history, literature, philosophy, and theology.

Content: The history of the Greeks from their origins until the year 146 BCE, when Greece becomes a Roman province. Subsequent developments will be covered in a follow-up course on Roman history.

Bibliography:

  • T. Vallauri, Epitome historiae Graecae, 4th edition, Turin 1865
  • H.J. Gehrke et al., Geschichte der Antike: Ein Studienbuch, 5th edition 2019
  • H.J. Gehrke et al., Geschichte der Antike: Quellenband, 2nd edition 2013


The language of the course is Latin.

Participants
Six participants max. The class is suited for intermediate speakers of Latin.

Instructor
Luca Quaglierini

Fee
€89 / $99 per month

Erasmus, colloquia

Only one free spot - assessment interview required

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Explore the life and works of Desiderius Erasmus, a Renaissance humanist and author of "Colloquia Familiaria." This course delves into Erasmus' intellectual contributions, his impact on the Renaissance period, and the themes addressed in his famous colloquia. Through close readings and discussions, students will gain insight into Erasmus' critical thinking, religious perspectives, and satirical commentary on society. We will also examine the historical context of the Renaissance and the relevance of Erasmus' ideas in the modern world. This course provides a comprehensive understanding of Erasmus and his enduring influence on literature, philosophy, and culture.

Time
One session per week.
Thursdays, 8 pm CET (Berlin / Paris / Rome)

Place
Online, using the software Zoom

Participants
Six participants max. The class is suited for advanced speakers of Latin.

Instructor
Luca Quaglierini

Fee
€89 / $99 per month

Cicero, Pro Sexto Roscio Amerino

Applications are open! 

Mon 8 pm CET, Starting on April 15th, 2024

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We will discuss We will read and discuss Cicero's unabridged speech Pro Sexto Roscio Amerino. This is not only an exciting story of true crime in Ancient Rome, but also a reflection on freedom of speech and civil courage in a time of corruption and very limited human rights: the dictatorship of Lucius Sulla.


Time
Mondays, 8 pm CET (Berlin / Paris / Rome) = 2 pm EST (New York / Washington DC)

Place
Online, using the software Zoom

Participants
Six participants max. The class is suited for advanced speakers of Latin

Instructor
Luca Quaglierini

Fee
€89 / $99 per month or €299 in a single payment in advance.
Special discount for new students: €267 (in a single payment in advance.)

Ancient Greek (Athenaze 2)

Wed 8 pm CET – invitational

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The book Athenaze (Italian or Spanish version!) will help us learn the basics of Attic Greek. The auxiliary language for this course is Latin. We are switching to full Greek monolingualism.


Time
One session per week.
Wednesdays, 8 pm CET (Berlin / Paris / Rome) (From chapter 21 as of March 2024)

Place
Online, using the software Zoom

Participants
Six participants max.

Instructor
Luca Quaglierini

Fee
€89 / $99 per month

What Our Students Say

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