For almost 50 years, the Latin/Greek Institute has been providing the world's most rigorous and intensive instruction in Latin and Greek. The Institute's method of total-immersion - which requires full-time, active, dedicated engagement from every student - enables students to master material normally covered in two to three years in a single summer. Our graduates typically return to their home institutions prepared to excel in advanced or upper-division reading courses and to pass graduate departmental translation exams.
All programs are team-taught by experienced instructors, the majority alumni of the Institute. Hourly rotation of faculty provides for exposure to a variety of approaches, and faculty closely mentor and advise students. As our over 2,000 graduates can attest, there is nothing quite like the LGI experience.
The Institute is traditionally held at the Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, in Manhattan. The Graduate Center is easily accessible by all major means of public transportation.
Basic Program in Latin (next offered in Summer 2022)
A ten-week introduction to Latin. The first five weeks cover the first year of college-level Latin. The second half is devoted to the reading of unadapted works including Caesar, Sallust, Tacitus, Augustine, Catullus, Vergil, Lucretius, and Ovid. Learn more.
Basic Program in Greek (next offered in Summer 2022)
A ten-week introduction to Greek. The first six weeks cover the first year of college-level Greek. The remaining four weeks are devoted to the reading of unadapted works including Plato, Aristotle, Lysias, Homer, Euripides, and Sophocles. Learn more.
Upper-level Latin Program (Remote Summer 2021: June 28 - August 17)
An intensive reading program for students with one or more years of college-level Latin. Texts will include Caesar, Suetonius, Augustine, Vergil, and Seneca. Learn more.
Upper-level Greek Program (Remote Summer 2021: June 28 - August 17)
An intensive reading program for students with two or more years of college-level Greek. Texts will include Plato, Lysias, Thucydides, and Sophocles. Learn more.