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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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'Cicero denounces Catiline' by by Cesare Maccari (1888).

Gods playing at being humans, humans being the playthings of the gods - confusion and frustration over who's who and a wife in the middle of such madness: Plautus' Amphitryo is a farcical romp with a tinge of sadness. Is friendship the greatest gift of the gods to humans? What makes a good friend? Loyalty? Sincerity? Cicero explores the nature of friendship in his dialogue de amicitia. Anyone with a sound command of Latin and with a readiness to create a group translation, with plenty of friendly discussion en route, should find this weekend enjoyable and informative, whether you choose the manic Amphitryo or the calm de amicitia.


Fees and bursaries


Fees for weekend courses cover tuition, meals (except breakfast) and refreshments, including morning coffee and afternoon tea during teaching hours, and travel on excursions (but not entrance fees to properties visited). Accommodation can be booked for an additional fee and includes breakfast.

VAT does not apply to course fees and there is no service charge (gratuities to domestic staff are left to your discretion). It is sometimes possible to stay for extra nights or extra meals, or to invite guests to meals, at an additional cost and by prior arrangement with the Admissions team.

If you do not wish to pay in full at the time of booking, you may pay a 15% registration fee as a deposit by credit/debit card. The balance will automatically be taken two weeks before the start of the course. If you wish to pay by cheque, you will need to pay in full when the booking is made.

You may cancel a course booking at any time. After the 14 day cancellation period has expired, the standard ICE course cancellation policy will apply. Please view our refund and cancellation policy for further details.

Cambridge University Press Bursaries for teachers

The Cambridge University Press (CUP) Bursary Fund offers a bursary of 50% of the course fee to applicants who teach in a UK state school or state-funded further education institution, applying to study a day school, weekend course or online course.

Course dates

09 Mar 2018 to 11 Mar 2018

Course duration

1 weekend(s)

Course fee


Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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