This course will continue to explore the interdisciplinary magic of the language of the Romans. Whether you are familiar with the Latin language or not, this course will reveal new ways of looking at Latin and its lasting effects. How has Latin stood the test of time? Why are its vocabulary and grammar intriguing? Where can we find Latin hiding throughout Western culture?
The class will incorporate these questions into the following weekly topics: (Week 1) Greece's influence upon the Roman Republic and Empire; (Week 2) Pompeii and Herculaneum; (Week 3) Scribes and manuscripts; (Week 4) Romano-British archeological sites; (Week 5) Julius Caesar' s "Gallic Wars"; (Week 6) Latin in the modern worldNo prior knowledge of the Latin language is required. No homework will be required. The instructor will provide all the materials. Lecture (plus Questions); Facilitated Discussion; Listening to Music or Other Audio