The New School Continuing Education

Classical Languages

The classical forms of Latin and Greek are essential to the history of world literature. For those interested in studying seminal texts in Latin and Greek and learning how to translate these ancient languages, The New School offers a selection of courses that focus on particular authors or sets of writings from antiquity.

The New School offers at least one course in Latin or Greek each fall, spring, and summer term.

Visit the registration website for a list of current course offerings in Latin or Greek and other languages. If you are unsure whether a course is right for you, contact the Department of Foreign Languages at

Here is an example of the type of translation exercise you might work on in a Latin course:

Nam ceterae neque temporum sunt neque aetatum omnium neque locorum: haec studia adulescentiam acuunt, senectutem oblectant, secundas res ornant, adversis perfugium ac solacium praebent, delectant domi, non impediunt foris, pernoctant nobiscum, peregrinantur, rusticantur. -Cicero, Pro Archia, Chapter 7


Other studies are not for all occasions, nor ages nor places, but literature sharpens our youth, gives pleasure in old age, adorns success, and provides refuge and consolation in misfortune, is a delight at home but not obnoxious in company; it stays up with us, travels with us, vacations with us.

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