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Courses and events 2018/9       

One-day courses unless indicated

 

Fishbourne Roman Palace, Sussex

Stories in Latin

Saturday 13 October 2018

 

 

 

Roman Baths, Bath

An introduction to

Ancient Greece and Rome

Saturday 20 October 2018

 

 

Gloucester Cathedral

Reading Latin Verse

Sunday 21 October 2018

 

 

 

Dover Castle

Latin for Beginners

Wednesday 21 November 2018

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Gloucester Cathedral

Latin for Beginners

Sunday 25 November 2018

 

 

 

Roman Baths, Bath

Latin for Beginners

Saturday 23 March 2019

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01225 477773

 

 

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Courses are presented by George Sharpley

Stories in Latin
This course concentrates on the language, taking it step-by-step through the grammar and vocabulary. Follow several engaging stories, including why a young poet decided against a career in law, and what happened to Anna, Dido’s sister, after Aeneas left Africa. We’ll also be looking at Latin words at the root of English ones. A good follow-up to Latin for Beginners.


An introduction to Ancient Greece and Rome  
What do the ancient Greeks and Romans mean to you? This one-day course traces the rise of Greek civilisation from the legendary times of Troy to the end of the Roman Republic and the first emperors. These two cultures are closely related and in turn shaped the world that followed. The Greek classical heyday was the fifth century BC, Rome’s was four hundred years later. In between came Alexander and his conquests, which left a world transfused with Hellenism: this was what the Romans inherited and they put their own stamp on it. In fact they put their stamp on quite a lot. The Roman empire reached Bath in the first century AD, where they constructed a temple and later the baths.



Reading Latin Verse

A chance to get close to the heart of Latin literature with this day on Latin poetry. We will look at the principles behind Latin metre, at different verse-forms (although principally the hexameter).


Latin for Beginners
Spend a day on classical Latin, with a look at Latin words at the root of English ones. See how the language works, enjoy some ancient gossip, learn more about ancient writers, and hear their work read aloud.

 

 

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