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Courses at cathedrals, museums and Roman sites

Contact: latin@lingua.co.uk

Tel: 01452 731113

Courses and venues       

One-day courses unless indicated           

 

Gloucester Cathedral

Stories in Latin  

Saturday 19 August 

 

Fishbourne Roman Palace  

History of Rome

14-15 October (2 days)

 

Royal Albert Museum, Exeter

Latin for Beginners

Wednesday 18 October

 

Roman Baths

Women in the Aeneid

21-22 October (2 days)

 

Gloucester Cathedral

Latin Voices  

Saturday 4 November  

 

Gloucester Cathedral

Boudicca's near-Brexit

Sunday 5 November  

 

Roman Baths

Stories in Latin

Saturday 18 November

 

Fishbourne Roman Palace  

Stories in Latin

Saturday 25 November

 

For courses awaiting enrolment information, email latin@lingua.co.uk to be alerted when online.

 

 

Course summaries

Courses are led by George Sharpley

 

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.

 

History of Rome

Hear legends of early Rome, trace the conflict with Hannibal and Carthage, and witness Rome’s cultural catch-up with Greece. The plot thickens as we reach the era of Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Mark Antony and Augustus. Some knowledge of Latin will be helpful, but not essential. You will see and hear Latin - but with translations.

 

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 young Virgil 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.

 

Women in the Aeneid

Virgil's great epic presents a rich variety of female characters. Are doom-laden characters like Dido and Camilla a reminder of what happens if women step beyond cultural norms and expectations? Meet the wives, lovers, mothers, queens, goddesses, furies and more. They are brave, independent, loving, loyal, manipulative, morally courageous, ruthless, violent and vulnerable. We look at what these women bring to the story, and consider the wider picture of women within ancient Roman society. This course is not for complete beginners to Latin: you will read and hear lines from the poem. Longer passages will be read in translation.

 

Latin Voices

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, and enjoy readings from a variety of authors.

 

Boudicca's near-Brexit

Spend a day exploring one of the most explosive incidents of the ancient world, the rebellion in the Roman province Britannia under the leadership of a woman, Boudicca. We will explore the circumstances behind the rebellion, its immediate causes, and later consequences.

 

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