Latin Language and Culture - Beginners



This course will run subject to sufficient numbers enrolling – there will be a limited number of places available.

This course offers a comprehensive appraisal of the language of ancient Rome and some of the central features of its literature. In this course we aim to examine the cultural context surrounding classical Latin and its successors.

In the first term, those who have knowledge of Latin grammar will be able to review it at a leisurely pace, while people with little or no knowledge will have an opportunity to learn the basics. Aspects such as the origins and development of the Latin language, its power of communication, comparisons between formal and informal Latin in antiquity and beyond will also be considered. The second term will be devoted to a careful study of the Latin literary language through samplings of Latin authors, in both poetry and prose, ranging from antiquity to early modern times.

Time, Date, and Place

This course comprises one class per week over two terms, commencing in September 2023 and recommencing in January 2024. Classes will run every Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm, and will be taught in a classroom on the Trinity campus as well as live streamed. Sessions will not be recorded.

Course Fees

€275 full rate, €150 concession rate.

The concession rate is available to all those retired, over 65s, and those on a government pension / payment plan and the unwaged, including second- and third-level students.


Please check our website in August for updates on enrolment and term dates at:

You may apply online, by telephone or in person as follows:

Online: Register and pay by credit/debit card online after enrolments open at:

By telephone: Text ‘APPLY FOR COURSE’ to +353 (0)87 2572015* and you will receive a call back confirming your registration. The phone will be busy during the application period so responses may be delayed. Please do not call to enroll for this course.

In person: We welcome in-person applications (through contactless card payment or cash) in Room 3141 of the Arts Building. Dates and times of office opening for in-person payment will be announced on our website in August.

Get in Touch

Telephone Number

+353 (0)1 896 8589