Skip to content

Marco Summer Latin Program

 

“Dubitando enim ad inquisitionem venimus; inquirendo veritatem percipimus.”

-Peter Abelard, Sic et Non, c. 1120

BL Harley MS 4431, f. 109r

The Marco Institute at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, offers a Summer Latin program each year to help prepare students who are working toward a Medieval Certificate for the Toronto Level One or Level Two Latin Examination. Incoming graduate students are especially encouraged to attend, as these courses will provide an excellent opportunity to get to know UT and the Marco community before the start of fall classes.

Our non-credit courses are offered at three levels. The Beginner course is eight weeks in length; the Intermediate and Advanced level courses run concurrently for six weeks. Students with previous Latin experience are invited to take both the beginner/review course and one of the readings courses. Students may not take both readings courses.

fullsizerender

The program is free of cost for UTK students, faculty, and staff. For attendees who are not currently at UTK, the program will cost $400, payable by check at the beginning of the program.

Please be advised that all of these courses require a substantial amount of preparation (4-5 hours) for each class session; particularly in the beginner class, participants should have a minimum of other commitments.

 

Summer 2018 Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, classes will meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday each week.

 

Beginning/Review Latin (Instructor: Dr. Dylan Bloy) – 8 weeks

A rigorous overview of *all* the major features of Latin morphology and most of Latin syntax. Suitable for the energetic and committed beginner, or as a review for students of any level who want to brush up. Students are responsible for obtaining their own copies of the textbook, Moreland and Fleischer’s Latin: An Intensive Course.

Course Dates: May 15-July 6
Course Meeting Time: 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Location: Greve 615

Week 1:   TuWThF
Week 2:
Week 3:   TuWThF
Week 4:   MTuWTh
Week 5:   TuWThF
Week 6:
Week 7:
Week 8: 

 

Intermediate Readings in Medieval Latin (Instructor: Dr. Brad Phillis) – 6 weeks

Intended for students with at least one to two years of college Latin, or equivalent.  Covers distinctive features of medieval Latin in a variety of authors. This course prepares graduate students to take the Toronto Level One Latin exam. Texts are provided by the instructor.

Course Dates: May 21-June 29
Course Meeting Time: 1:00–3:00 pm
Location: Greve 604

Week 1:
Week 2:   TuWThF
Week 3:
Week 4:
Week 5:
Week 6:

 

Advanced Readings in Medieval Latin (Instructor: Dr. Brad Phillis) – 6 weeks

Intended for students who have already passed the Toronto Level One exam.  Covers a range of very difficult medieval Latin prose and poetry and prepares graduate students to take the Toronto Level Two Latin exam.  Texts are provided by the instructors.

Course Dates: May 21-June 29
Course Meeting Time: 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Location: Greve 604

Week 1:
Week 2:   TuWThF
Week 3:
Week 4:
Week 5:
Week 6:

 

2016 Summer Latin Picnic

How to Register:

NOTE: Our beginner and intermediate level courses are filling up and now require instructor approval to be added. Please submit a registration form, and we will add you to the waiting list (which will be reviewed at the end of April).
There are still spaces in the advanced readings course.

 

To register for our 2018 Summer Latin Program, please download the registration form (link below), fill it out, and return it to our Program Coordinator at marco@utk.edu by April 30.

2018 Summer Latin Registration Form

For non-UTK participants, payment ($400) will be due by check, made out to University of Tennessee Marco Institute, during the first week of the program.

Information for out-of-town participants:

Previous attendees have found housing through Craigslist, AirBnB, or through one of the services listed below:

On-campus housing (they will need confirmation from the Marco Institute): http://housing.utk.edu/conferences/guest/

Off-campus housing: https://offcampushousing.utk.edu/

Questions?

Contact our Program Coordinator.

The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.