The main goal of our EUROPEAN LATIN WEEKS is to bring together all friends of the Latin language to speak Latin and thereby to experience what an exciting and inspiring experience that can be. The Latin Weeks are particularly directed towards young people as we are convinced that Latin is not just the language of science but also a practical means of international communication even in modern everyday life. We therefore invite pupils, students, teachers and all friends of Latin from all over the world.
In the course of the week, you can speak Latin and make friends with people from other countries. You'll find that Latin can be of practical use, which you can experience in games, entertainment, and other xx activities. We intend to prove that Latin is not only the language of science but also a means of communication in daily life, and we hope to open up a new approach to Roman and European culture.

Nearly every year we are able to give special grants to 2-3 pupils or students who are unable to pay for travel and the Latin Week themselves and who would otherwise not be able to participate. Especially if you are from Eastern Europe and interested in such a grant, please let us know and we will see what we can do for you.
Each EUROPEAN LATIN WEEK includes a basic course in spoken Latin and various group activities such as Roman cooking, theatre, music, an excursion, etc. In the course of the week, you will have plenty of opportunities to speak Latin and make friends with people from other countries.


During the Amöneburg Latin Weeks most of the participants stay in the Johannes-Haus, where the Roman cooking and a majority of the activities also take place.

The Johannes-Haus offers bed and full board with 3 meals a day. Participants are usually lodged in double rooms, as very few single rooms are available.


Where can the sound of Latin be heard better then in theatre? Our Theatre Group reconstitutes itself in every Latin Week.


Roman cookery was one of our main interests from the beginning. The combination of eating and speaking like our Roman ancestors gives us a much completer overview and a better understanding of Roman life than the pure reading of Latin texts would.

The recipe book we use is the Latin-German Apicius edition edited by Robert Maier - one of the founders of the Amöneburg Latin Weeks - and published by Reclam in 1991.


Music plays an important role in all our European Latin Weeks. Our Concert Group was established some years ago when we got together a group of young people who had brought their instruments with them to one of the first Latin Weeks.

We began to organize a final concert which then became one of the central elements in our Latin Weeks.

In the meantime our orchestra sometimes involves up to 20 players and singers.


During every Amöneburg Latin Week there is a one day excursion to one of the major monuments or cities nearby.

In previous years we have visited Marburg, Kassel, Fritzlar and Fulda. Of course we also visit the important monuments of Amöneburg itself.


are of all ages and of different cultural and professional backgrounds. You will find young pupils, students, teachers, hobby Latinists and University professors, Latin poets and musicians from various countries.


© Europäische Lateinwochen e.V., Frankfurt am Main 2011
Vorsitzender: Thomas Gölzhäuser, Chattenhöhe 5, D-35630 Ehringshausen

Si vis membrum SEPTIMANARUM LATINARUM EUROPAEARUM fieri, tange quaeso iconem!

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