Latin Travel Literature in Ancient and Modern Times.

Live on-line Course, July 27th – August 7th, 2020, in cooperation with Academia Latinitati Fovendae, Europa Latina, L.U.P.A.

While physical travel will be limited this summer, this does not mean we have to forgo the joy of traveling to new and often difficult to reach places with our imagination. Latin literature, from antiquity to the present day, teems with descriptions of deeply fascinating journeys. This summer course will take you on a Grand Tour through Latin in all of its time periods as it casts light upon literary passages of profound beauty and originality. Hurry up and pack your bags–we look forward to having you join us in this new adventure!


Schedule Topic
July 27th, 2020, h. 17:00-18:00 CET Mirabilia Urbis Romae
July 27th, 2020, h. 18:00-19:00 CET Horatii iter Brundisinum
July 28th, 2020, h. 17:00-18:00 CET Mons caprarum a Petrarca illustratus
July 28th,  2020, h. 18:00-19:00 CET Nimborum patria
July 29th, 2020, h. 17:00-18:00 CET Petrarcae Itinerarium ad sepulcrum domini
July 29th, 2020, h. 18:00-19:00 CET Cicero Siciliam circumit
July 30th, 2020, h. 17:00-18:00 CET “Peregrinatio in Aegyptum, Arabiam, Palaestinam et Syriam” (Martinus von Baumgarten 1594)
July 30th, 2020, h. 18:00-19:00 CET Rutilii De reditu suo
July 31st, 2020, h. 17:00-18:00 CET Ascensus montis ventosi
July 31st, 2020, h. 18:00-19:00 CET De Turcarum moribus
August 3rd, 2020, h. 17:00-18:00 CET Ioannis Boccaccii De Canaria
August 3rd, 2020, h. 18:00-19:00 CET Thessaliae monstra
August 4th 2020, h. 17:00-18:00 CET Biblia pauperum: iter Aegyptiacum
August 4th, 2020, h. 18:00-19:00 CET Epistula Columbi de America nuper reperta
August 5th, 2020, h. 17:00-18:00 CET De balneis Helveticis
August 5th, 2020, h. 18:00-19:00 CET Peregrinatio Aetheriae
August 6th, 2020, h. 17:00-18:00 CET De Aeneae Silvii Piccolominei Europa
August 6th, 2020, h. 18:00-19:00 CET Nicolaii Klimii iter subterraneum
August 7th, 2020, h. 17:00-18:00 CET Desiderii Erasmi peregrinationis descriptio
August 7th, 2020, h. 18:00-19:00 CET Cassiodori Venetia maritima



Why enroll?

Because it will be fun and engaging.

Because you will have a chance to read Latin passages of all periods which are often overlooked.

Because the registration fee is affordable.

Because we will pay attention to logistical detail; we will even send you reminders about each session.

Because you will be able to connect with Latin teachers throughout the world.

Because each lesson will reflect the latest scholarship on the featured texts.

Because you will increase your vocabulary knowledge through a natural language approach to Latin.

Because you will be able to interact with the instructor during each session.

Because if you miss a lesson, you can watch a recording of it.

Because we will issue a certificate of participation for licensure and professional development purposes.


Mauro Agosto, Natascia de Gennaro, Antoine Haaker, Caecilia Koch, Giuseppe Marcellino, Paolo Pezzuolo, Claudio Piga, Giancarlo Rossi, Mikołaj Szymański.

Intended course audience

Teachers, students and scholars of the ancient world.


Online, using Zoom as a platform




Intermediate or advanced

Professional development credit

At the end of the course, a certificate of participation will be issued.


200 €


Once enrolled, you will be placed on the participants’ list and you will be sent an email with the necessary login information for your course. A recording of each lesson will be available for three days from the conclusion of each session.

Lesson materials

Lesson materials will be distributed during the lesson to deepen our exploration of the themes for the course.