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Course Description

This course will take a close look at the mechanics of the Latin language: its morphology and syntax. Topics to be discussed include: noun/adjective cases and declensions, past tense verbs used in relating stories, subject-verb agreement, indicative clauses, and word order. Those with some knowledge of Latin, including those who attended any OLLI About the Latin Language courses, are encouraged to attend. About the Latin Language alumni will discover new linguistic challenges in the same delightful textbook set in Pompeii. Additionally, there will be mini topics concerning Latin’s influences throughout Western culture. One subject will be covered per week: How Greek Influenced Latin; How the Latin Bible Came to Be Written; How Latin Came, Left, and Returned to the British Isles; How Classical Latin Differs from Ecclesiastical Latin; How Scientific Nomenclature Keeps Latin Up to Date; How Latin Shows Up in Some Odd Places in the Twenty-First Century. There will be no homework. | Lecture (plus questions); Facilitated discussion; Listening to audio recordings
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Section Title
The Latin Language: Delving Deeper
Type
Classroom
Days
T
Time
9:00AM to 10:30AM
Dates
Jan 14, 2020 to Feb 18, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
9.0
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fees
Tuition non-credit $70.00
Instructors
Section Notes
Please note: Textbooks will be provided. They may be borrowed at no fee or purchased for $5.