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Spoken Latin for Beginners: Reading "Julia"

Thurs., 7pm (U.S. Eastern Time)

*Please note that this course will run only if two or more students enroll.

Course Description: In this course we'll spend each week learning basic spoken Latin skills, and getting some comprehensible input as we work through Julia, a graded reader published by Maud Reed in 1941 with the goal of making Latin "...a gateway to a magic country..." and with an aim "before everything please." and selections of other "easier" Latin authors, ancient and modern if time permits. Note that this is a less "intensive" course than the version of the class taught over the summer and students are expected to join this course with substantial Latin passive or grammatical knowledge before the course begins, and is not suitable for students learning Latin from scratch.


Level: This course assumes previous knowledge of Latin through a traditional course, but no experience using Latin as a spoken language.

Textbook: Instructor will provide all materials

Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.

Regular price $250.00

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Michael Sweet

Michael “Meletus” Sweet is a former K-6 Latin teacher in Cincinnati Public Schools, who has transitioned to teaching primarily online during the Covid-19 Pandemic at Just prior to the pandemic he spent 6 months at the Polis Institute in Jerusalem sharing his expertise in speaking and teaching Latin and improving his fluency in the active use of ancient Greek. He has also been a participant in the Paideia Institute’s Living Latin in Rome, Living Latin in Paris, Living Latin in New York, as well as SALVI’s Rusticatio Omnibus, Rusticatio Veteranorum, and several Bidua in addition to many other Living/Spoken Latin events over the last decade. He earned his B.A. in Philosophy at Hiram College, as well as Master's Degrees in Philosophy and Latin Literature from Kent State University.