Explore some of Ancient Rome's most famous poetry and improve your Latin in our summer school. 

Delving into the world and story of ancient Troy, this five-day course will explore Virgil's Aeneid Book II, which details the fall of Troy and Aeneas' escape. Over the course of the week, students will be encouraged to read the Latin text and translate into English, with help on the language from the tutor. Discussion of themes, style and broader literary and cultural influence of Book II and the Aeneid as a whole will pepper each day as we explore one of the most well-known books of the foremost poet of ancient Rome.

Suitable for students working at post-beginner and intermediate level. If you are unsure about the level, please email us to check. 

Students are advised to purchase one of these texts:

For the text, commentary and vocabulary at the back of the book:

Aeneid II: BCP Latin texts by R.H. Jordan (2013, Bloomsbury) ISBN: 978-1853995422

For text, commentary and vocabulary all on one page (note: it consists of books I-VI):

Aeneid: Bks 1-6 by Clyde Pharr (1964, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers,U.S) ISBN: 978-0865164338

Tutor: Anthony Armstrong, Tutor in Latin and New Testament Greek

Price: £145 early bird rate (£155 if booked after 1 June)

Dates and time: Monday 27 July - Friday 31 July, 10am-4pm

Venue: Alban Room, St Albans Cathedral 

Entry is via the Welcome Centre. Please note that this event takes place on Level 1 of the Chapter House. Step-free access is available via a lift.

No parking is available at the Cathedral. If you require a space for access reasons, please email us in advance.