Latin and Greek Summer Schools

Join us at St Albans Cathedral this summer to immerse yourself in the literature, language and culture of either Latin or New Testament Greek.

Latin Summer School: Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’ Book II

Explore some of Ancient Rome’s most famous poetry and improve your Latin in our summer school. 

Delving into the world and story of ancient Troy, this five-day course will explore Virgil’s Aeneid Book II, which details the fall of Troy and Aeneas’ escape. Over the course of the week, students will be encouraged to read the Latin text and translate into English, with help on the language from the tutor. Discussion of themes, style and the broader literary and cultural influence of Book II and the Aeneid as a whole will pepper each day as we explore one of the most well-known books of the foremost poet of ancient Rome.

Greek Summer School: Selections from the Greek New Testament

Explore passages of the New Testament in this week-long summer school, and delve further into your knowledge of NT Greek. 

This course will explore a selection of passages from the Greek New Testament. To aid full comprehension, there will be a keen focus on ‘literal translation’, with participants invited (though not dragooned!) to read aloud a portion of the text and provide a rendering into literal English; class discussion will follow as we consider the nuances of the Greek in each passage, how these have been rendered in translation and what significance, if any, these have on our overall understanding of the text and New Testament, more broadly.

More information:

Led by Anthony Armstrong, Tutor in Latin and New Testament Greek
Latin dates: Monday 27 July – Friday 31 July, 10am-4pm
Greek dates: Monday 3 August – Friday 7 August, 10am-4pm
£145 early bird rate (£155 if booked after 1 June)

Suitable for students working at post-beginner and intermediate level. If you are unsure about the level, please email us to check.