Discover Latin

Course Dates: 08/12/21
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Location: Online
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Get a taste of one of the most important languages of the ancient world, Latin.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00

Course Code: RLX908

Wed, day, 08 Dec - 08 Dec '21

Duration: 1 session

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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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
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?

Latin level 1 module 1 from January. See website for details.

Ian Murray

Ian has been teaching Latin & ancient Greek at the Citylit for 13 years, and before that taught youngsters in the independent sector. He qualified with a degree in Classics from King's College, London and says: 'In any one class at a school you might have only a handful who really want to study your subject, but here at the Citylit everyone in the class is there because they wish to be - learning purely for pleasure. People work well, in classes with a strong sense of loyalty, independent of syllabuses, and at the class's own pace. People I meet connected with Classics are amazed to hear that we have over 35 language classes a week. All this makes for a unique selling point. Ian takes one advanced Latin class as well as three of Greek, and outside the College he is a member of a team translating the letters of Marsilio Ficino of Florence, the Renaissance Platonist.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.