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Beginning Students: Foundations for Latin Units 1-5

Thursday, 4:30pm (U.S. Eastern Time)

*Elementa classes only run with 2 or more student enrollments.  If the signup threshold isn't met, Paideia will contact the families of enrolled students about potential alternatives, and/or refund tuition. 

Course Description
: This class is for students who are brand new to the Elementa curriculum. Students will have the chance to explore the language, culture, and mythology of the ancient Romans as they complete Units 1-5 of the Elementa Foundations for Latin student workbook. This course focuses on the connections between Latin and other languages by exploring English derivatives and establishing a foundational understanding of parts of speech.


Level: For complete newcomers to Latin and the Elementa curriculum (2nd-8th grade)

Textbook: Elementa Foundations for Latin student workbook  (2nd edition)

Sections capped at: 8 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.

Regular price $250.00

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Robert Ziomkowski

Robert Ziomkowski has degrees in History from Siena College (B.A., 1991) and Cornell University (M.A., 1994; Ph.D., 2000), and a post-doctoral degree from the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (L.M.S., 2002). His research focuses on medieval Platonism and cosmology. His publications include a translation and study of a text by the eleventh-century polemicist Manegold of Lautenbach, as well as a study guide for Western Civilization and articles in the New Dictionary of the History of Ideas and PLOS ONE (“Mathematical Philology”). He attended Fr. Reginald Foster’s summer Latin course in 1994 while doing manuscript research in the Vatican Library, and his fascination with human languages has merged with an interest in computer languages (JavaScript, Python) for the creation of computerized Latin exercises. His other interests include animation and video editing; with his former students at Ithaca College, he produced a short film in Latin on Homer’s Odyssey entitled Ulixes.