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Catullus – The Long Poems

Monday., 6pm (U.S. Eastern Time)

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

Course DescriptionYou’ve read Lugete, Passer, and Vivamus. But have you read the “long poems” (61-68)? If not, you don’t know what you’re missing! Supercharge your active Latin with these delightful masterpieces! Over the course of ten sessions, we’ll cover Catullus’ Poems 61-68, dedicating three sessions to his “little epic”, Poem 64. You’ll “play games” between sessions with customized ludi domestici. Whether you are new to spoken Latin or a veteran, there will be something for everyone. All that’s expected is a basic foundation in Latin grammar (usually about two years).


Level: A basic foundation in Latin grammar (usually about two years)

Textbook: The Latin Library-Catullus  Recommended: Catullus' Bedspread: The Life of Rome's Most Erotic Poet (Amazon)

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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After a decade of service as a Papal Latinist for Benedict XVI and Francis (2006-2016), Daniel Gallagher was appointed the Ralph and Jeanne Kanders Associate Professor of the Practice in Latin at Cornell University (2017-present). He is dedicated to passing on the unique “experiential” approach to learning Latin developed by his predecessor at the Vatican, Fr. Reginald Foster (1939-2020). Besides translating Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid into Latin (Commentarii de Inepto Puero), Prof. Gallagher is the author of numerous articles in Thomistic philosophy.