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.