The ALI Blog
Latin Workshop (5/16/23): The Venerable Bede and the Songs of Caedmon
Bede Workshop Details: In his Historia Ecclēsiastica Gentis Anglōrum (Ecclesiastical History of the English People) the Venerable Bede – the 7th-century Anglo-Saxon historian, theologian, and
Ancient Greek Workshop (4/11/23): Reading Aesop in Historic Prints.
Aesop Workshop Details: You can read your text edition’s Ancient Greek font without thinking, but you feel worlds apart from ever reading a manuscript. How
Poetic Iconoclasm: Reflections on Patrick Downey’s Serious Comedy
Iconoclasm, the hatred and destruction of man-made images, is an old tendency in Abrahamic religions, emerging with violence in one century or another before submerging
Latin Workshop (3/16/23): Erasmus and His Strange Seal
Erasmus Workshop Details: In one of his numerous letters, Erasmus of Rotterdam – the 15th-century Dutch scholar, philosopher, theologian, and translator – addresses a contentious
Ancient Greek Workshop (3/7/23): ΠΕΡΙ ΑΝΑΚΡΕΟΝΤΕΙΩΝ. On the So-Called Anacreontic Poems.
Anacreontic Poems Workshop Details: Fed up with hexameters, but somewhat intimidated by the prospect of having to recite the great tragedians? Good news! There is
Old English Workshop (2/28/23): How to Read an Old English Poem (even if you can’t read Old English yet)
Old English Poetry Workshop Details: One of the most compelling reasons to learn Old English is to gain access to some of the most beautiful
Ancient Greek Workshop (2/7/23): ΠΕΡΙ ΛΟΓΟΥ ΜΕΡΩΝ. On the Parts of Speech.
Parts of Speech Workshop Details: You are using Ancient Greek actively, but you also want to talk about grammar? Good news! In this workshop, we
Latin Workshop (1/31/23): Pliny the Younger and the Great Escape
Ēgressī tēcta cōnsistimus. Multa ibi mīranda, multās formīdinēs patimur. Pliny the Younger Workshop Details: In his second letter on the topic, Pliny the Younger –
Greek Immersion Camp: Summer 2023
For the first time, the Ancient Language Institute is moving from the internet to the physical world. Come join us in August 2023, for a 10-day Ancient Greek
Old English Workshop (12/7/22): The Runic Alphabet
Runic Alphabet Workshop Details: The runic alphabets of the ancient Germanic languages have fascinated students of language and history, as well as the general public,