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Upcoming Courses

2024-25

6 days, in Florence 

2 - 7 September 2024

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Summer Course

Classics Abroad Florence

The creation of classical antiquity

Join us this summer for our signature one-week summer course devoted to classical antiquity and the city of FlorenceNot only does Florence have its own ancient history dating back to the Etruscans, it is also the birthplace of the Renaissance i.e. the "rebirth" of classical antiquity. This fun and engaging course combines specialist seminars with site visits and first-hand experiences, related to the transmission of classical texts and ideas through the history, literature, art, religion and science of Florence. With a strong focus on interactive pedagogy and primary sources from antiquity up to the Renaissance, you will strengthen your independent research skills, discover understudied aspects of antiquity and gain a rare insight into the history-making process, whilst immersing yourself in the joys of Florentine life!

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6 days, in Padua

2025

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Winter Course

Classics Abroad Padua

A language and culture course

NEW! A unique one-week Italian language and culture course in the heart of the oldest city in Northern Italy. Learn Italian each morning and study the transmission of classical antiquity in context each afternoon through the history, literature, religion, astrology and art of Padua. What can we learn from Padua's classical authors? What role did Padua play in the "rebirth" of antiquity during the Renaissance? How was myth translated into art? Follow in the footsteps of great thinkers and writers by joining us for this classical education off the beaten track. Course includes a Saturday trip to nearby Venice, drawing links between your Paduan studies and the famous floating city!

 

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Summer 2023

10 days, in Florence 

17 - 26 July 2023

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Summer Course

Women Latinists 

Spaces of literary production

Join us this summer in Florence to hone your Latin reading skills and expand your knowledge of Latin texts written by women throughout history. This pioneering course is organised thematically around spaces of literary production: including convents, cemeteries, gardens, the laboratory and many more! It is suitable for anyone with an intermediate-advanced level of Latin who has had little experience reading Latin by women as part of their formal education. The course includes 5-6 hours of interactive daily seminars delivered by experts in the field, practical workshops, language drop-ins, 4 lunches, outings to sites of special importance and the customary Cultural Programme of optional evening events for students to explore during their free time.

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