Schola Humanistica is an Institute for the Study and Appreciation of Classical Culture. We are specialized in teaching Latin and Greek through didactic methodologies inspired by the teaching practices of the humanists. All of our activities aim not only at promoting the study of classical languages, but also at disseminating the knowledge of Neo-Latin works. Moreover, our Institute pays particular attention to the reception of classical literature in Renaissance Italy. All methods used at the Schola Humanistica are inspired by the teaching practices of the humanists, that is, of the learned men of the XV-XVII centuries, who wrote and spoke Latin, and partly Greek, as a language of international culture. According to a recent estimate, about 5 million volumes have been written in Latin from Antiquity to the present. A real Humanistic School will now make this cultural heritage of Europe finally accessible.
Director of Instruction
March 13th-May 1st 2021
The Journey to the Underworld in Greek Literature
Nova res publica litterarum
3rd March - 21st April 2021
Methods of Teaching and Writing Latin. Next Online Course: Calamitates
February 28th-April 18th 2021
Language, history and legends of ancient Veneti.
Αἴγυπτος – Egypt
9th January – 27th February 2021
Herodotus' Histories discussed in Ancient Greek
Permanent – a two-part seminar every month
A program entirely in Latin with a focus on classical, medieval, and modern Latin literature
Trium latronum mortes
Feb. 12th and Feb.19th, 2021, h. 18:00-19:30 CET
A group of Greek bandits (Apuleius).
De obitu Laurae
Mar. 19th and Mar. 26th, 2021, h. 18:00-19:30 CET
Petrarch on the death of his beloved Laura (Francesco Petrarca).
Apr. 16th and Apr. 23rd, 2021, h. 18:00-19:30 CEST
Roman villas and country life (Cato, Cicero, Horace, Columella).
May 21st and May 28th, 2021, h. 18:00-19:30 CEST
Erasmus' "Praise of Folly" and its context (Vergil, Seneca the Younger, Erasmus, Thomas More).
Jun. 18th and Jun. 25th, 2021, h. 18:00-19:30 CEST
Ancient astrologers and Zodiac's interpreters.
Jul. 23rd and Jul. 30th, 2021, h. 18:00-19:30 CEST
Triumphs in ancient Rome (Suetonius, Plutarch, Biondo Flavio, Andrea Mantegna).
De corrupta eloquentia
Aug. 20th and Aug. 27th, 2021, h. 18:00-19:30 CEST
The worst demagogues of Ancient World (Cicero, Petronius, Quintilianus, Tacitus).
Sept.17th and Sept. 24th, 2021, h. 18:00-19:30 CEST
The fight between christians and pagans in Late Antiquity (Pliny the Younger, Tacitus, Tertullianus).
Oct.15th and Oct. 22nd, 2021, h. 18:00-19:30 CEST
A seminar on this strange deity, keeper of ancient gardens (Horace, Tibullus, Martial, Priapea).
Nov. 19th and Nov. 26th, 2021, h. 18:00-19:30 CET.
The monstrous forgers of gods (Virgil, Ovid, Pietro Carrera).
Dec. 10th and Dec. 17th, 2021, h. 18:00-19:30 CET
Ethnography of ancient Britain (Caesar, Pliny the Elder, Tacitus).
Jan. 14th and 21st, 2022, h. 18:00-19:30 CET
The portrait of the Senex Corycius (Vergil, Horace, Giovanni Pascoli).