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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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Aeneas was a refugee who fled the destruction of war in pursuit of a new life. We will concentrate on reading Virgil’s Aeneid Book 2, following the unfolding disaster of Troy through the eyes of Aeneas. During the course, we will also read Livy’s version of the story of Aeneas, meet Aeneas in Horace’s Carmen Saeculare and examine how Aeneas’ flight from Troy has been illustrated. Participants will contribute to a group translation of the texts, and will be encouraged to discuss content, style and sound. Some passages will be read in English. Whether you are renewing an acquaintance with Latin or you read Latin regularly, this course aims to offer a variety of approaches to an exciting part of the tale of Aeneas.



Who can book?

Our weekend courses are open to participants over the age of 18 and courses are taught at approximately first-year undergraduate level. No academic qualifications are required and most courses are suitable for students who are new to the subject. Please ensure that you complete any required reading before the course starts to enable you to fully participate.

English language requirements

Teaching is in English (unless a foreign-language course). If your first language is not English, you will need to satisfy yourself that you have the required near-native command of the language to get the maximum benefit from studying with ICE.

Accessibility and additional support for students 

We make every effort to meet the requirements of those students with additional needs. Please let us know about any additional requirements at the time of booking so that we can offer you the support and advice you require before and during your course(s).

You can also refer to our Further information for students with additional requirements section on our website.

COVID-19 Guidance

Please ensure you read our latest guidance and advice regarding COVID-19 found on our Booking terms and conditions page.

Course dates

21 Jan 2022 to 23 Jan 2022

Course duration

1 Weekend

Apply by

10 Jan 2022

Course fee


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


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ
United Kingdom

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