Summer 2018 Registration Now Open

SALVI is pleased to announce that it will return to the stunning Claymont Mansion in Charles Town, WV.Summer 2018 will see three immersion programs for speaking Latin:Rusticatio Tironum: July 1 – July 7Rusticatio Omnibus: July 8 – July 14Rusticatio Veteranorum: July 15 – July 21Check out our Program pages to see what went on at… Read more »

Biduum Virginianum Registration Now Open

Registration for Biduum Virginianum, SALVI’s original weekend Latin immersion program, is now open! Housed at the Claymont mansion in Charles Town, WV, Biduum Virginianum offers “the safest introduction to spoken Latin on the planet” in a quick, weekend format. Dates for this event are February 23-25, 2018. To register, please visit our event page.

Biduum Coloratanum Registration Now Open

Registration for Biduum Coloratanum is now open! This new Biduum scheduled for March 23-35, 2018 will be held at the Franciscan Retreat Center in Colorado Springs. This Biduum promises a weekend environment of immersive Latin combined with outstanding teaching and wonderful camaraderie. Come join us whether you are an experienced Latin speaker or a first-timer,… Read more »

Biduum Georgianum Registration Now Open

We are excited to announce a new Latin immersion weekend, the Biduum Georgianum, in Atlanta this year! April 6th through the 8th, we will be gathering in beautiful North Georgia for a full weekend of camaraderie, community, learning, and of course spoken Latin. The event will be held at the Twin Rivers Resort in Demorest,… Read more »

Amy High Fellowship 2018

Receive funding for a SALVI immersion event!The Amy High Fellowship supports candidates who otherwise could not afford to attend Rusticatio or another SALVI produced Latin immersion program. The application period for 2018 is now open and we encourage you to apply. Navigate to the dedicated Amy High Fellowship page for more information.

Biduum Angelopolitanum Registration Open!

Registration for Biduum Angelopolitanum, SALVI’s Latin immersion program in California, is now open!  A truly unique experience, Biduum Angelopolitanum gives participants a chance to speak Latin in the spectacular Getty Villa, a reimagination of the Villa of the Papyri of Pompeii.  To register please go to our event page here.

From the President’s Corner: News From Our 20th Anniversary Party

There’s been a lot of good news recently in the spoken-Latin world, and SALVI had a chance to celebrate it last weekend at our 20th Anniversary Party at Claymont. All around the country, we’ve seen steadily increasing interest in communicative approaches to Latin. In the past year, we’ve run eight different events in four states… Read more »

Rusticatio Tironum 2017 A Rousing Success!

Rusticatio Tironum, our special week-long immersion program for people with limited experience with spoken Latin, just finished up and was a rousing success.  A great big thank you to an extraordinary group of participants and an extraordinary staff.  At SALVI we take pride in providing the safest entry into spoken Latin on the planet, and… Read more »

Exceptional Last-Minute Opportunity for Teachers!

 Our good friend Prof. Jim “Jacobus” Dobreff of the University of Massachusetts at Boston Classics Department has just made an exceptional last-minute opportunity available to SALVI people who are also precollegiate classroom teachers.  If you are a high school or middle school teacher, an alumnus/a of any Rusticatio or SALVI Biduum, and you wanted to… Read more »

20th Anniversary Party Logo Released

We’re delighted to release our logo for this milestone event!  Get it on T-shirts and other SALVI swag at our 20th Anniversary Celebration Weekend and be the envy of your friends in the faculty workroom, grad student lounge, conferences, or anywhere Living Latin is cool. And the number of places where it IS cool is… Read more »

  • From the President’s Corner: Did the Romans Really Understand Cicero? Live, in real time?

    Most of the speeches of Cicero are under an hour in length, if you recite them aloud.  But in most universities studying one of his speeches might take a good chunk of an entire semester.  Could the Romans really have understood language this complex, live, in real time?I trust I would not shock you if… Read more »

  • From the President’s Corner: SALVI Board Elections 2016.

    SALVI just had board elections in September, and seats its new board this month.  This was one of the key things I wanted to achieve during my one-year interim presidency: a rewrite of SALVI’s bylaws, and holding elections by the new bylaws.  The result of the election are as follows:President: Interim President John Kuhner elected… Read more »

  • Al-Jazeera International Visits Rusticatio Veteranorum.

    Reporter Tom Ackerman from Al-Jazeera International contacted SALVI about doing a piece on SALVI, Rusticatio, and the Living Latin movement, and we were able to arrange a visit during Rusticatio Veteranorum this year.  They produced a wonderful piece for their Al-Jazeera English broadcast, which we have uploaded to Tutubium and embedded here (Al-Jazeera has left… Read more »

  • Rusticatio Tironum – Evaluations and Testimonials

    The evaluations from Rusticatio Tironum 2016 are in!  We’re incredibly proud of the responses we got this year, and of our all-volunteer staff: duces Nancy Llewellyn and Jason Slanga; repetitores Diane Anderson, John Young, and Josh Higginbotham; coqui Tim Smith and Murphy Moellers; cellarii Cathy Reed and Jake Schilling; sodales Edie Barry, Natasha Marple, and Mercedes Barletta; and SALVI’s… Read more »

  • Iacobeia and Faber

    If you’re a Latin teacher and haven’t seen Jacqui Bloomberg’s blog about her travels during her sabbatical year – the blog is entitled Iacobeia – you’re in for a treat.  One of the greatest difficulties teachers typically have is the insularity of their work – particularly teachers of the Classics.  You have so much to… Read more »

  • 2015 SALVI Amy High Fellow Lauded

    Eric Mentges, the 2015 SALVI Amy High Fellow, was recently given a “Golden Apple Award” and featured on ABC News in Erie, Pennsylvania – which (our guess would be) only happens to pretty special Latin teachers. Macte virtute, magister Mentges!

  • Rusticatio Tironum 2016 Full; Waitlist Opened.

    Mirabile dictu, Rusticatio Tironum MMXVI is now FULL.  It’s an amazing program (take a look at these testimonials), and there usually are a few cancellations between March and July, so we encourage interested parties to fill out a registration form and get on the waitlist.  More comfortable Latin speakers can still register for Rusticatio Veteranorum,… Read more »

  • Announcing Academia Aestiva MMXVI at the Getty Villa

    The dates for Academia Aestiva this year are June 27th to July 1st.  This is a spectacular opportunity for high school students to spend a week immersed in classical culture – in the middle of Los Angeles.  Imagine speaking Latin for a week in a reimagined Roman Villa, while studying the Getty Museum’s superb collection… Read more »

  • Paideia Institute Launches Living Latin and Living Greek Blogs

    The Paideia Institute has begun Living Latin and Greek blogs as a way to provide intrinsically interesting, relatively easy reading (and listening!) material for people who want to keep their Latin and Greek sharp.  Take a look at their latest offering about Aristotle going around on all fours (per manus et genua) getting ridden like a… Read more »

  • From the President’s Corner: Salve, Munde!

    This past fall, I was asked to take over the presidency of SALVI on an interim basis (we will have regular elections this summer for president and vice-president).  In this interim period we have been working on a few projects: one was the rewriting of our bylaws in order to get more regularity in the… Read more »