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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.


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

In Summer 2018, we will be offering two sections of the Intermediate Readings class, in place of Advanced, due to high demand. See the information below for the course calendars and meeting times.


Beginning/Review Latin (Instructor: Dr. Dylan Bloy) – 8 weeks, May 15-July 6

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 Meeting Time: 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Location: Greve 615

Meeting days are marked with an X in the table below. Days off are indicated by a -.

Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri.
May 14-18 X X X X
May 21-25 X X X X
May 28-
June 1
June 4-8 X X X X
June 11-15 X X X X
June 18-22 X X X X
June 25-29 X X X X
July 2-6 X X X X



Intermediate Readings in Medieval Latin – Sections A and B (Instructor: Dr. Brad Phillis) – 6 weeks, May 21-June 29

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.

Section A: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm in Greve 615

Section B: 10:00 am – noon in Greve 604

Meeting days are marked with an X in the table below. Days off are indicated by a -.

  Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri.
May 21-25 X X X X
May 28-June 1 X X X X
June 4-8 X X X X
June 11-15 X X X X
June 18-22 X X X X
June 25-29 X X X X



2016 Summer Latin Picnic

How to Register:

Registration is now closed for our 2018 Summer Latin Program.


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 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):

Off-campus housing:


Contact our Program Coordinator.

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