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Intermediate-Advanced Latin Reading: Seneca's Letters

Tues. 7pm Eastern

Course Description: This class reads Seneca's Epistulae Morales. This course continues the on-going project of reading all of the letters in order. Students may join the course at the beginning of any term without having participated in previous terms. We'll begin the Fall 2020 term at letter 11.6. In session we read the Latin, render it into English, and discuss in English any topic of interest to the group. The instructor is especially interested in Seneca’s prose style, the literary quality of the letters, and the relationship between philosophical discourse and philosophical action.


Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: Instructor will provide 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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David Hewett

David Hewett is Paideia’s Outreach Manager for Classical Tours. He has an M.A. in Classics from the University of Virginia and began a dissertation there on Seneca’s Epistulae Morales, before taking his position at Paideia. He has been a Regular Member of the American School for Classical Studies at Athens, a student at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, and holds a B.A. in Classical Studies from Dickinson College. In addition to this formal education, he studied with Reginald Foster in Rome, has attended numerous Conventicula, and has lived and traveled extensively in England, Germany, Turkey, & Egypt. He currently lives in Frederick, Maryland, managing Paideia’s European and American tours and teaching Latin and Greek online in Telepaideia.