The object of Inter Versiculos workshops is to provide a semi-immersion experience in Latin verse composition. To date the University of Michigan has sponsored three Inter Versiculos workshops:
- July 31 – August 7, 2011, with David K Money in Ann Arbor Michigan and Environs
- July 9 – 16, 2016, with David K Money in Trapani, Sicily
- July 5 – 14, 2018, with David K Money in Trapani, Sicily
For a detailed story of how Inter Versiculos came about, see: “A Recollection”
About This Site
This website is intended to capture as much as possible the experience of an Inter Versiculos workshop. The object of these workshops is to provide a semi-immersion experience in Latin verse composition.
The intentions of this site include:
- To chronicle the experience and archive the output of past workshops
- To offer a glimpse into the world of post-classical Latin verse
- To provide practical tools and tips to people interested in trying their hand at writing Latin poetry
- To publish information about upcoming workshops.
For tools and tips about writing Latin poetry, see “How It’s Done: First Steps and Lyric Meters.” These pages include videos and summaries of the instruction given by David K Money during the 2011 Inter Versiculos workshop in Michigan. See also “Resources, Do It Yourself”
For those interested in post-classical Latin verse, see “Resources”
David K Money
Dr. David Money has taught various kinds of Latin in the University of Cambridge over many years, and is a fellow of the Academia Latinitati Fovendae. He was an undergraduate at St John’s College, Oxford (1984-88); a postgraduate student at Magdalene College, Cambridge (1988-92); and has held fellowships at Magdalene, Darwin, and Wolfson Colleges in Cambridge. He has been Visiting Professor in Neo-Latin at K.U. Leuven, Belgium. He is active as a Latin poet, and seeks to teach and encourage others in the art of versification, both in Britain and internationally, with initiatives such as the Inter Versiculos summer workshops in verse composition in Michigan (2011) and Sicily (2016, 2018). His own original Latin poetry has been published in various collaborative volumes, and in journals such as Classical Outlook (2012) and the online Vates. He has also published widely on Neo-Latin topics, especially on British verse of the 16th to 18th centuries, as in his monograph The English Horace: Anthony Alsop and the Tradition of British Latin Verse (Oxford: British Academy, 1998); he has been a contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004), Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Neo-Latin World (2014), and The Oxford Handbook of Neo-Latin (2015); other recent publications include the translation of Latin and Greek in James Ussher’s correspondence (ed. E. Boran, 3 vols: Dublin: Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2015); Fashioning the Elusive Self: Autobiography in China and the West (with Y. Wang: Cambridge: Bringfield’s Head Press, 2015); and articles including ‘Latin for Mrs. Jones’, in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Intercultural Inquiry (2015). A key aim throughout his work has been to stress the accessibility of much Latin verse, when sympathetically explained, and the possibility of engaging fully with verse composition in our own age, both for fun and for its academic advantages.