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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           

 

Fishbourne Roman Palace,

Sussex  

A history of Rome

14-15 October (2 days)

Course full: cancellation places only

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  

Course full: cancellation places only

 

Gloucester Cathedral

Romans in Britain:

Boudicca's near-Brexit

Sunday 5 November  

 

Roman Baths

Stories in Latin

Saturday 18 November

 

Fishbourne Roman Palace, Sussex 

Stories in Latin

Saturday 25 November

 

Corinium Museum, Cirencester

Latin for Beginners

Tuesday 5 December

 

Roman Baths

An introduction to

Ancient Greece and Rome

Saturday 27 January 2018

Awaiting enrolment information

Roman Baths

Romans in Britain:

A tale of two British queens

Saturday 3 March 2018

Awaiting enrolment information

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

 

 

Course summaries

Courses are led by George Sharpley

 

An introduction to Ancient Greece and Rome  
The histories of ancient Greece and Rome are inextricably linked - and also with our own.
See how the ancient languages have influenced English and how their cultures have had such an impact on the modern world.

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.

See The Joy of History 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.

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.

Romans in Britain

Spend a day looking at the early years of Roman control over Britain, leading up to the explosive rebellion of the Iceni tribe. Meet the ancient kings and queens, some who opposed Roman presence, others who were more welcoming: Caratacus, Cartimandua, Cogidubnus and of course Boudicca herself. A little Latin will appear during the day - but with translations.

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