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 Description: You’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.
Telepaideia tuition is non-refundable. However, if you need to cancel your enrollment or withdraw from your class, you may be eligible for a 50% credit, to be used toward a future Telepaideia course. In order to be eligible for this credit, you must notify firstname.lastname@example.org of your withdrawal before the second class meeting has taken place.
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.