The University of Dallas in Irving, Tex., is offering three academic programs for high school students this summer, including “Shakespeare in Italy,” “Latin in Rome,” and “Arete: An Introduction to the Classics,” according to the University.
Though Shakespeare was a thoroughly English playwright, his fascination with Italy--from ancient Rome to Renaissance Venice--knew no bounds. He set more than a quarter of his plays in places like Rome, Padova, Verona, and Venice. Obviously, this land of bright sun, sweeping campagna, mountains, forums, and gondolas caught his attention as much as it does travelers today, and helped him ask some of his most probing questions--and write some of his greatest plays--about love, self-control, envy, hatred, government, and passion. We invite you to come with us and share his passion for Italy and our passion for the Bard, and see how these intersect while living on the beautiful campus at Due Santi and traveling to the sites where he set his plays.
Latin in Rome seeks intermediate and advanced students of Latin who desire to refine and deepen their understanding of the language and the Romans who spoke it. Students combine daily visits to archaeological and historical sites in and around Rome and Naples with intensive small group tutorials on relevant passages in Latin. A minimum of three years of high school Latin is required.The program is led by University of Dallas classics faculty.
Arete means excellence, the standard the ancient Greeks set for themselves in life and in the life of the mind. This two-week program on our home campus will introduce you to essential texts of Western Civilization and allow you to reflect on works of fine art, film, and music, all the while earning college credit.
For more information, please see the University’s website.
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