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Marco Summer Latin Program

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

– Peter Abelard, Sic et Non, c. 1120

Three images of Marco students attending Summer Latin classes.


Overview:

The Marco Institute offers three levels of non-credit medieval Latin classes each year as part of its Summer Latin Program:

  • Beginner/Review
  • Intermediate Readings in Medieval Latin
  • Advanced Readings in Medieval Latin

The beginner/review course is eight weeks in length; the intermediate and advanced level reading 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.

The program is geared toward graduate students, but registration is open to anyone. Students working toward a Medieval Certificate or who are planning to take the Toronto Level One or Level Two Latin Examination will find the program particularly helpful. Incoming graduate students are also 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.

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.

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IMPORTANT NOTE:
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we plan to hold all of our summer 2021 Latin courses online.

Beginner/Review Latin

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.

In Summer 2021, we will be offering two sections of the Beginner/Review level course:

BEGINNER/REVIEW SECTION 1 – SECTION FULL – register for waitlist
Instructor: Caitlin Branum Thrash
Dates: May 17 – July 9
Time: 10:30 – noon EDT
The class will meet on a MTuThF schedule except for those weeks that have holidays (Memorial Day, Independence Day), in which case the class will meet during the four non-holiday days of the week.
BEGINNER/REVIEW SECTION 2 – SECTION FULL – register for waitlist
Instructor: Dr. Dylan Bloy
Dates: June 1 – July 23
Time: 10:30 – noon EDT
The class will meet on a MTuThF schedule except for those weeks that have holidays (Independence Day), in which case the class will meet during the four non-holiday days of the week.

Intermediate Readings in Medieval Latin

COURSE FULL – register for waitlist

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. Students are responsible for obtaining their own copies of the sourcebook, Keith Sidwell’s Reading Medieval Latin. Additional texts are provided by the instructor.

Instructor: Susana Kenyon
Dates: May 17 – June 25
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm EDT
Courses will meet on a MTuThF schedule except for those weeks that have holidays (Memorial Day), in which case the class will meet during the four non-holiday days of the week.

Advanced Readings in Medieval Latin

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 instructor.

Instructor: Dr. Laura Roesch
Dates: June 8 – July 16
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm EDT
Course will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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A stick-figure image of a battle on a white board. The various figures are labeled in Latin.

“The experience has been rewarding and enlightening. I definitely have a new perspective on my Latin studies and feel better equipped to help my beginner high school Latin students.”

– Jeana Partin, 2018 attendee


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Registration & Fees:

To register, please complete the registration form (editable Word doc) and return it to marco@utk.edu by April 30, 2021.

NOTE: Both sections of Beginner/Review Latin, as well as the Intermediate Latin course, are now full. You may request to be added to the waitlist (specify which course/section).

The program is free of cost for UTK students, faculty, and staff. For attendees who are not currently at UTK, there is a flat program fee of $400 ($200 for UTK alumni), payable online prior to the beginning of class.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will be holding the summer 2021 Latin courses online. Classes will meet virtually via Zoom.

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Image of various Marco students and instructors in the Summer Latin program attending a picnic in an outdoor space.Information for out-of-town participants:

Courses will meet online for Summer 2021. There is thus no need for out-of-town participants to book housing or parking.

Previous attendees have found housing through Craigslist, AirBnB, or through UT’s on-campus housing (NB: UT only has limited housing availability, so we cannot guarantee this as an option).

Free street parking is available in the neighborhoods around campus (e.g. Fort Sanders), but cannot be guaranteed. Campus parking permits must be arranged separately through Marco at least two weeks prior to the start of class, and cost $30/month. Further details about UT visitor parking are available at the Parking & Transit Services website.

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Questions?

Contact our Program Coordinator.