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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 shall concentrate on reading Virgil’s Aeneid Book 2, following the unfolding disaster of Troy through the eyes of Aeneas. During the course, we shall 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 listed in your course materials before the course starts to enable you to fully participate and get the maximum enjoyment out of your course.

English language requirements

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 us.

Accessibility for students with support requirements

We make every effort both to anticipate and to make reasonable adjustments to meet the needs of students with support requirements including those with unseen disabilities, including mental health conditions, and specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia.

Please ensure you let us know about any support requirements when booking so that we can offer you the support and advice you require before your course starts, enabling a smooth transition to your studies.

If when booking you indicate that you require additional support, you will be sent a Student Additional Requirements Form (SARF) to complete. The form asks for further details about your requirements and support needs, and requests that you submit supporting evidence.

If you have any particular requirements or queries please contact the Disability Liaison team at 

Course dates

21 Oct 2022 to 23 Oct 2022

Course duration

1 Weekend

Apply by

10 Oct 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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