About us

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.
Mare Sarmaticum
Dec. 11th and Dec. 18th, 2020, h. 18:00-19:30 CET
Baltic sea and its populations (Tacitus, Pliny the Elder, Długosz, Piccolomini, Guagnin).
Hermaphroditus
Jan. 15th and Jan. 22nd, 2021, h. 18:00-19:30 CET
One of the most obscene books of Italian Renaissance (Ovid, Martial, Antonio Beccadelli).
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).
Vita rustica
Apr. 16th and Apr. 23rd, 2021, h. 18:00-19:30 CEST
Roman villas and country life (Cato, Cicero, Horace, Columella).
Laus stultitiae
May 21st and May 28th, 2021, h. 18:00-19:30 CEST
Erasm's "Praise of Folly" and its context (Vergil, Seneca the Younger, Erasmus, Thomas More).
Astrologi
Jun. 18th and Jun. 25th, 2021, h. 18:00-19:30 CEST
Ancient astrologers and Zodiac's interpreters.
Roma triumphans
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).
Tertulliani Apologeticum
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).
Priapus
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).
Cyclopes
Nov. 19th and Nov. 26th, 2021, h. 18:00-19:30 CET.
The monstrous forgers of gods (Virgil, Ovid, Pietro Carrera).