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 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

A weekly reading group for students of all levels of Ancient Greek who want to read Biblical and Patristic texts in their original language, moderated by Professor Jay Treat of our Department of Religious Studies.  For more information, please email Michael Vazquez at