Latin & Ancient Greek

I teach Latin and Ancient Greek mostly in, well, Latin and Ancient Greek, though I do use German and English (and Dutch) as reference languages. For Latin, I use what I believe is the best method ever written, Hans Ørberg’s Lingua Latina per se illustrata. I have taught with the book for some fifteen years, know it backwards, and love it more every day. (I also have taught Part II of the series, Roma aeterna.)

For Ancient Greek, I use Athenaze, the Italian edition of which comes as close to Ørberg’s approach to Latin as can reasonably be expected. Students are surprised to realize they are reading and understanding Ancient Greek almost from the get-go, without the need to actively memorize vocabulary or grammatical torture. They learn to read Ancient Greek and isn’t it great fun! (The Greek alphabet, too, my students have acquired simply through reading and listening.) Additional readings come from Thrasymachus – a Greek boy’s hilarious journey into Hades – and Rouse’s famous Greek Boy at Home.

Summer Courses 2023

  • Latin B1  For those approximately at Chapter 21 of Familia Romana. We will not be reading from Familia Romana, however, but stories about the founding of Rome from different sources in good, idiomatic, and easy-to-understand Latin. We will read lots, making it easier to continue with Familia Romana in fall or even to take part in the Latin Literature class.
  • Wednesdays 28 June.; 5 and 12 July; 9, 16, 23, and 30 August; 6, 13, and 20 September, 6:30–8 pm.
    Cost: 135 Euro. Interested? Please contact us.

  • Greek A1.2  A continuation of our spring course. We will review Chapters 2–4 of Athenaze and read extra stories from Thrasymachus and Rouse’s Greek Boy and possibly other sources. We will also read Chapter 5 of Athenaze.
  • Tuesdays 27 June; 18 July; 1, 8, 22, and 29 August; 5, 12, and 19 September, 5:45–7:15 pm.
    Cost: 120 Euro. Interested? Please contact us.

Fall 2023 Courses

VHS TRAUNSTEIN (in Traunstein): 

  • Latin B1 (Familia Romana from Ch. 23). Mondays, 5:30–7 pm


  • Latin A1 (Familia Romana from Ch. 1), Thursdays 6:45–7:45 pm
  • Latin A2 (Familia Romana from Ch. 10), Thursdays 5:30–6:30 pm
  • Latin B1 (Familia Romana from Ch. 23), Wednesdays 6:30–8 pm
  • Reading Latin Literature (B2), Thursdays 9/10, 2/11, 16/11, 30/11, 14/12, 8–9:30 pm
  • Ancient Greek A2 (Athenaze from Ch. 6), Tuesdays 5:45–7:15 

I also teach all levels of Latin privately, mostly (but not exclusively) online. One student has been reading Latin with me for almost twelve years! Whether you want to read Familia Romana, Roma aeterna, any of the Ørberg readers, the Latin bible, Caesar, Vergil, or fun stories from the Middle Ages or Renaissance, I can help. I also tutor high school and university students and am familiar with requirements in Germany, The Netherlands, and the US.

In Greek, I have taught Homer, Sophocles, and biblical Greek (New Testament and Septuagint). Special requests can be discussed.

If you are interested in Latin or Greek lessons, please contact me!

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