Classical Language Workshops

The Renaissance Latin Workshop

This workshop convenes graduate students and scholars of the Penn community to translate significant Renaissance texts whose language conceals them from most modern audiences. We meet weekly on Wednesday afternoons in an informal, convivial setting to build our skills of translation and paleography and to enjoy reading post-classical Latin texts together. The workshop is moderated by Dr. Ann Moyer, who is Associate Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania and the Executive Director of the Renaissance Society of America. For more information, please contact Dan Cheely (


Koine Greek Reading Group

This weekly reading group meets on Wednesdays at noon, and is open to students of all levels of Ancient Greek who want to read Biblical and Patristic texts in their original language. Professor Jay Treat of the Department of Religious Studies prepares the readings and coaches the translating. Cookies also provided!  For more information, please email Katie Becker at