Course Description

IN PERSON: 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? Each meeting will have several short lectures, a dedicated period for reading Latin aloud and ample time for questions. While there is no homework, the required book will be used extensively in class. This delightful textbook presents the Latin language within the setting of the famed city of Pompeii in the first century. Additionally, each of the five sessions will incorporate a new cultural topic: Greece's influence upon the Roman Republic and Empire, Pompeii and Herculaneum, scribes and manuscripts, Romano-British archaeological sites and Latin in the modern world. This course was previously taught in the fall 2018 and fall 2019 terms. | Facilitated discussion.

Max enrollment: 30.

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About the Latin Language: What Makes It a Classic?
Classroom - In Person
9:00AM to 10:30AM
Apr 28, 2022 to May 26, 2022
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PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENOLLMENT. Please note: The required textbook will be provided by the instructor; it may be borrowed at no cost or purchased for $5. The recommended "The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome" is a top-notch reference book.

Recommended reading:
Chris Scarre, The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome (9780140513295)
Required reading:
Ed Phinney, Cambridge Latin Course Unit 1 (9780521343794)