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
Stefano U. Baldassarri
Almo Collegio Capranica
Università di Udine
Università di Torino
Franklin University Switzerland
September 1st-November 1st
Haruspicy, the interpretation of dreams, astrology, augury, omens, inspiration, and divine possession.
1st June - 1st September 2021
Latin Summer School
May 29th-July 17th
The life and works of Lucian of Samosata
Permanent – a two-part seminar every month
A program entirely in Latin with a focus on classical, medieval, and modern Latin literature
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).
Febr. 17th and 24th, 2022, h. 18:00-19:30 CET
Who were the Epicureans? (Lucretius, Horace, Cicero, Erasmus)
March 18th and 25th, 2022, h. 18:00-19:30 CET
Didacus Vitrioli's Latin poem on the swordfish (1845)
Pictores et philotechni
April 15th and 22nd, 2022, h. 18:00-19:30 CEST
Artists and collectors of Greece and Rome (Cicero, Horace, Pliny the Elder)
May 20th and 27th, 2022, h. 18:00-19:30 CEST
Pascoli's poem which was awarded the gold medal at Amsterdam in 1897