Studying Christian Latin

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  • April 18, 2024, 4 pm CEST: Latin translation, Origen: Commentary on Romans (Latin translation by Rufinus), Vetus Latina vol. 16
  • April 18, 2024, 3 pm CEST: Primer Unit 19
  • April 17, 2024, 5 pm CEST: Primer Unit 5
  • April 16, 2024, 8 am CEST: Primer Unit 35
  • April 15, 2024, 8 am CEST: Primer Unit 7
  • April 8, 2024, 4 pm CEST: Latin translation, Pseudo-Cyprian (Arnaud de Bonneval): De coena Domini, ch. 23-24
  • April 4, 2024, 4 pm CEST: Latin translation, Origen: Commentary on Romans (Latin translation by Rufinus), Vetus Latina vol. 16, p. 45-
  • April 4, 2023, 3 pm CEST: Primer Unit 18
  • April 3, 2024, 8 am CEST: Primer Unit 6
  • April 2, 2024, 8 am CEST: Primer Unit 34
  • March 28, 2024, 6 pm CET: Latin translation, Origen: Commentary on Romans (Latin translation by Rufinus), Vetus Latina vol. 16, p. 42-44
  • March 27, 2024, 8 am CET: “Primer” Unit 5
  • March 26, 2024, 7 am CET: “Primer” Unit 33
  • March 25, 2024, 5 pm CET: “Primer” Unit 20
  • March 20, 2024, 8 am CET: “Primer” Unit 4
  • March 19, 2024, 7 am CET: “Primer” Unit 32
  • March 14, 2024, 3 pm CET: “Primer” Unit 17
  • March 13, 2024, 5 pm CET: “Primer” Unit 4
  • March 13, 2024, 8 am CET: “Primer” Unit 3
  • March 12, 2024, 8 am CET: “Primer” Unit 31
  • March 11, 2024, 4 pm CET: Latin translation, Pseudo-Cyprian (Arnaud de Bonneval): De coena Domini, ch. 20-22
  • March 7, 2024, 4 pm CET: Latin translation, Origen: Commentary on Romans (Latin translation by Rufinus), Origen’s preface
  • March 7, 2024, 3 pm CET: “Primer” Unit 16
  • March 6, 2024, 8 am CET: “Primer” Unit 1+2
  • March 5, 2024, 8 am CET: “Primer” Unit 30
  • March 4, 2024, 4 pm CET: Latin translation, revising the translation of Zanchi
  • Feb. 29, 2024, 8 pm CET: Latin translation, Origen: Commentary on Romans (Latin translation by Rufinus), Origen’s preface
  • Feb. 29, 2024, 3 pm CET: “Primer” Unit 15
  • Feb. 27, 2024, 8 am CET: “Primer” Unit 29
  • Feb. 26, 2024, 4 pm CET: Latin translation, Pseudo-Cyprian (Arnaud de Bonneval): De coena Domini, ch. 17-19
  • Feb. 22, 2024, 4 pm CET: Latin translation, Origen: Commentary on Romans (Latin translation by Rufinus), Origen’s preface
  • Feb. 19, 2024, 5 pm CET: “Primer” Unit 17
  • Feb. 19, 2024, 4 pm CET: Latin translation, revising the translation of Zanchi
  • Feb. 15, 2024, 4 pm CET: Latin translation, Origen: Commentary on Romans (Latin translation by Rufinus), Origen’s preface
  • Feb. 15, 2024, 3 pm CET: “Primer” Unit 14
  • Feb. 12, 2024, 5 pm CET: “Primer” Unit 16
  • Feb. 12, 2024, 4 pm CET: Latin translation, Pseudo-Cyprian (Arnaud de Bonneval): De coena Domini, ch. 14-17
  • Feb. 8, 2024, 4 pm CET: Latin translation, Origen: Commentary on Romans (Latin translation by Rufinus), Rufin’s preface
  • Feb. 8, 2024, 3 pm CET: “Primer” Unit 13
  • Feb. 7, 2024, 4 pm CET: “Primer” Unit 2
  • Feb. 6, 2024, 8 am CET: “Primer” Unit 28
  • Feb. 5, 2024: 5 pm CET: “Primer” Unit 15
  • Feb. 5, 2024, 4 pm CET: Latin translation, Pseudo-Cyprian (Arnaud de Bonneval): De coena Domini, ch. 12-14
  • Feb. 1, 2024, 3 pm CET: “Primer” Unit 12
  • Jan. 31, 2024, 4 pm CET: “Primer” Unit 1
  • Jan. 30, 2024, 8 am CET: “Primer” Unit 27
  • Jan. 29, 2024, 5 pm CET: “Primer” Unit 13
  • Jan. 29, 2024, 4 pm CET: Latin translation, Pseudo-Cyprian (Arnaud de Bonneval): De coena Domini, ch. 9-12
  • Jan. 22, 2024, 5 pm CET: “Primer” Unit 12
  • Jan. 22, 2024, 4 pm CET: Latin translation, Pseudo-Cyprian (Arnaud de Bonneval): De coena Domini, ch. 7-9
  • Jan. 18, 2024, 3 pm CET: “Primer” Unit 11
  • Jan. 16, 2024, 8 am CET: “Primer” Unit 26 (sic)
  • Jan. 9, 2024, 8 am CET: “Primer” Unit 26
  • Jan. 3, 2024, 8 am CET: “Primer” Unit 25
  • Dec. 21, 2023, 3 pm CET: “Primer” Unit 10
  • Dec. 19, 2023, 5 pm CET: “Primer” Unit 11
  • Dec. 12, 2023, 8 am CET: “Primer” Unit 24
  • Dec. 11, 2023, 5 pm CET: “Primer” Unit 10
  • Dec. 7, 2023, 3 pm CET: “Primer” Unit 9
  • Dec. 4, 2023, 6 pm CET: Latin translation, Pseudo-Cyprian (Arnaud de Bonneval): De coena Domini, ch. 3-6
  • Dec. 4, 2023, 5 pm CET: “Primer” Unit 9
  • Nov. 21, 2023, 8 am CET: “Primer” Unit 23
  • Nov. 20, 2023, 4 pm CET: Latin translation, Pseudo-Cyprian (Arnaud de Bonneval): De coena Domini, ch. 1-2
  • Nov. 16, 2023, 3 pm CET: “Primer” Unit 9
  • Nov. 14, 2023, 8 am CET: “Primer” Unit 22
  • Nov. 13, 2023, 5 pm CET: “Primer” Unit 8
  • Nov. 9, 2023, 1 pm CET: “Primer” Unit 8
  • Nov. 7, 2023, 8 pm CET: “Primer” Unit 21
  • Nov. 6, 2023, 5 pm CET: “Primer” Unit 7
  • Nov. 4, 2023, 4 pm CET: “Primer” Unit 7
  • Oct. 30, 2023, 11 am EDT: “Primer” Unit 6
  • Oct. 23, 2023, 8:30 am CEST: “Primer” Unit 5
  • Oct. 23, 2023, 7:30 am CEST: “Primer” Unit 21
  • Oct. 19, 2023, 3 pm CEST: “Primer” Unit 6
  • Oct. 17, 2023, 5 pm CEST: “Primer” Unit 4
  • Oct. 16, 2023, 4 pm CEST: Hieronymus Zanchi, “De dissidio in coena Domini”, 1564 (VD16 Z 72, fol. 14r-15v)
  • Oct. 13, 2023, 4 pm CEST: Hieronymus Zanchi, “De dissidio in coena Domini”, 1564 (VD16 Z 72, fol. 12v-14r)
  • Oct. 12, 2023, 3 pm CEST: “Primer” Unit 5
  • Oct. 10, 2023, 6:30 am CEST: “Primer” Unit 20
  • Oct. 9, 2023, 5 pm CEST: “Primer” Unit 3
  • Oct. 5, 2023, 3 pm CEST: “Primer” Unit 4
  • Oct. 3, 2023, 8:30 am CEST: “Primer” Unit 19
  • Oct. 2, 2023, 5 pm CEST: “Primer” Unit 2
  • Oct. 2, 2023, 4 pm CEST: Hieronymus Zanchi, “De dissidio in coena Domini”, 1564 (VD16 Z 72, fol. 11r-12v)
  • Sept. 28, 2023, 3 pm CEST: “Primer” Unit 3
  • Sept. 25, 2023, 5 pm CEST: “Primer” Unit 1
  • Sept. 25, 2023, 4 pm CEST: Hieronymus Zanchi, “De dissidio in coena Domini”, 1564 (VD16 Z 72, fol. 10r-11r)
  • Sept. 22, 2023, 4 pm CEST: Hieronymus Zanchi, “De dissidio in coena Domini”, 1564 (VD16 Z 72, fol. 9r-10r)
  • Sept. 19, 2023, 8:30 am CEST: “Primer” Unit 18
  • Sept. 12, 2023, 8:30 am CEST: “Primer” Unit 17
  • Sept. 11, 2023, 3:15 pm CEST: Hieronymus Zanchi, “De dissidio in coena Domini”, 1564 (VD16 Z 72, fol. 7v-9r [line 1])
  • Sept. 5, 2023, 9 am CEST: “Primer” Unit 16
  • Sept. 4, 2023, 4 pm CEST: Hieronymus Zanchi, “De dissidio in coena Domini”, 1564 (VD16 Z 72, fol. 6r-7v)
  • Aug. 29, 2023, 4 pm CEST: Hieronymus Zanchi, “De dissidio in coena Domini”, 1564 (VD16 Z 72, fol. 5r-6r)
  • Aug. 29, 2023, 9 am CEST: “Primer” Unit 15
  • Aug. 23, 2023, 4 pm CEST: Hieronymus Zanchi, “De dissidio in coena Domini”, 1564 (VD16 Z 72, fol. A 1-A 4)
  • Aug. 22, 2023, 9 am CEST: “Primer” Unit 14
  • Aug. 15, 2023, 9 am CEST: “Primer” Unit 13

The WCRS offers online courses to learn Christian Latin and to translate Latin texts together. Several groups are learning the basics using John F. Collins’ “Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin” (The Catholic of America University Press, it is possible to start a new group beginning with unit 1), other groups translate Latin sources. You can join one of the groups anytime. If you are interested in participating or have a suggestion for a Latin source to read, please contact Dr. Andreas Stegmann: stegmann@wittenbergcenter.de

What do you need to learn Latin?
  • A textbook that explains the grammar, contains the basic vocabulary and provides exercises.
  • A Latin grammar textbook that systematically presents the morphology and syntax of the Latin language.
  • A Latin-English dictionary with a sufficient number of entries.