Time: 14:00 - 15:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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What is the course about?
This is a taster course to one of the most important ancient languages: the language of Virgil, of Cicero and Ovid. It then became the language of the Church and continued to be used as the language of science and academia for many centuries, well after the end of the Roman Empire.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Basic rules of Latin and the structure of sentences.
Introduction to the forms of nouns & verbs
Key concepts and key words in Roman history, religion & oratory.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- appreciate the elements of a sentence in Latin
- be conversant with features of Roman oratory in a speech in English.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a taster course. You do not need any particular skills.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Lecture followed by Q&A. Linguistic and grammatical concepts will be touched upon.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Pen and paper.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
An introduction to Latin in the summer and a longer, Latin level 1 module 1 from September. See website for details.