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Rusticatio Veteranorum

July 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - July 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Rusticatio Veteranorum 2017

Rusticatio Veteranorum is a full-immersion Latin workshop aimed at helping Latin speakers move beyond the beginning stages of Latin proficiency. In a supportive, intimidation-free environment, Rusticatio Veteranorum participants live together for seven days while they speak, read, write, and relax—all while communicating entirely in Latin. In a variety of settings, including instructional sessions, small group discussions of open-ended topics and texts from a wide range of Latin literature, daily shared tasks, downtime, and excellent food, participants in Rusticatio Veteranorum enjoy a feeling of camaraderie while advancing on the road to fluency.

Program Dates:

July 18-24, 2016
ARRIVAL: Tuesday, July 18, 3:00–6:00
DEPARTURE: Monday, July 24, 12:00–3:00

Location: We will reside and conduct our workshop sessions in the historic mansion house on the Claymont Estate near Charles Town, West Virginia. Built in the 1830s by a nephew of George Washington, the Claymont Mansion remained in the Washington family until the Civil War.

Eligibility: You are eligible to attend this workshop if you have already learned Latin on paper and have some prior experience in a Latin immersion setting. If you are unsure of whether Rusticatio Veteranorum is the right program for you, please explore the summer program comparison chart.

Age Eligibility: Participants must be 18 years old and have graduated from high school by the start date of the program. We are proud to invite high school students to apply for our SALVI summer experience aimed at that age group: Academia Aestiva.

Cost: Regular tuition for Rusticatio Veteranorum 2017, in effect until April 1, 2017, is $990. The price includes housing as well as all food and beverages, including wine, but not transportation to or from Claymont Estate. All it takes to reserve your spot is a $100 fully-refundable deposit and completion of the online application below (available shortly). Your deposit will be refunded to you, should your plans change for any reason, as long as you let us know no later than June 1, 2017. Save $100 by paying the balance due by April 1, 2017–after that date, tuition will increase to $1090. Even once you’ve paid in full, 100% of your payment is refundable if you cancel by June 1, 2017. You may pay for Rusticatio Tironum through PayPal using the button below, or by sending a check payable to SALVI to the provided address:

Edie Barry
Treasurer, SALVI
1409 Lorraine Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95404


Justin BaileyJustin Bailey‘s first Latin class was Rusticatio Virginiana 2008.  Since that time, he has quickly risen to being recognized as one of the most enjoyable, dynamic, and brilliant Latin teachers in America.  He runs teacher-training workshops organized by the Paideia Institute all over the country, and has his own blog and company, Indwelling Language.  He has run several events for SALVI, including Rusticatio Tironum, Rusticatio Veteranorum, and in 2017 Biduum Virginianum.

Nancy_LlewellynNancy Llewellyn
is widely regarded as one of the most innovative Latin teachers in America.  She founded SALVI in 1997 to help further the cause of living Latin and promote research-proven, active methods of teaching the language she loves so much.  She has taught at innumerable Latin immersion programs, including Rusticatio Californiana, Rusticatio Virginiana, Biduum Virginianum, Biduum Angelopolitanum, Iter Romanum, among others.  She holds a Ph.D. from UCLA in Classics, is currently professor of Latin at Wyoming Catholic College, and a member of SALVI’s Board of Directors.

_ENN0255Erin McKenna is a Ph.D. student in Classical Philology at Fordham University. She holds an A.B. in Classics from Harvard University and is currently working on a dissertation examining the response to Lucretius in Roman love elegy. Erin has worked as an instructor for Paideia’s Living Latin in Rome summer program for the past two years. She is also involved year-round with Paideia’s Aequora program, for which she currently co-coordinates a site in the Bronx. Through her work with Aequora, Erin is helping to launch a new, service-learning PhD at Fordham as a Core Planning Fellow for Fordham’s NEH Next Generation Humanities PhD Grant.

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July 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
July 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
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The Claymont Mansion
667 Huyett Road
Charles Town, WV 25414 United States
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