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, prepare breakfast and lunch, and relax entirely in Latin. Participants will advance themselves along the road to fluency in a variety of settings, including instructional sessions, small group discussions, shared leisure activities and meals. Unique to Rusticatio Veteranorum will be that participants will also have ample opportunity to pursue topics and projects, opuscula, of their own choosing or design. The experienced staff of repetitores will provide support to participants, working solo or in self-selected groups, to help them produce their own unique Latin work through any media: prose, poetry, video, songs, theatrical productions, or even class prep and ideas for the coming school year!

While Rusticatio Veteranorum is appropriate for all levels of speakers, participants need to have completed at least one SALVI program in order to maximize the utility of this week’s focus on personal projects. Rusticatio Veteranorum offers a welcoming environment where a range of Latin speaking abilities is present, allowing participants to find their own level of Latin conversation. The program aims to provide participants with the resources to improve their fluency while also offering them the opportunity to explore those aspects of the Latin language they find most compelling.

Program Dates:

July 15-21, 2018
ARRIVAL: Sunday, July 15, 3:00–6:00
DEPARTURE: Saturday, July 21, 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 previously attended a SALVI program.

Age Eligibility: Participants must be 18 years old and have graduated from high school by the start date of the program.

Tuition:  $990 when paid in full by April 1, 2018.  After April 1, full payment is $1,090.

Tuition includes housing, food, and beverages (including wine and beer for those over 21) but does not include transportation to or from Claymont.

How to register: Complete the online form below and submit the fully refundable* $100 deposit either by selecting “Deposit $100.00 USD” and clicking on the “Buy Now” PayPal button or by sending a check in the amount of $100 payable to “SALVI” to the following address:

Edie Barry

SALVI Treasurer

3445 Hicks Road

Sebastopol, CA  95472

*Refunds:  If you cancel on or before June 1, 2018, you will receive a full refund.

Within a week of receiving both your registration form and deposit, SALVI will send you confirmation by email.  If you do not receive confirmation within a week’s time, please contact us at so that we can assist you. 

If you have any questions, now or in the future, feel free to write us at  Gratias!

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