Latin inscriptions: the basics

Course Dates: 20/04/24
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: Keeley Street
Latin inscriptions can be found almost everywhere, but can you work out what they mean? Learn how to interpret some of these inscriptions. A visit to the British Museum is included.
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Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00

Course Code: RL074

Sat, day, 20 Apr - 20 Apr '24

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

This one-day course introduces you to Latin inscriptions and how they came to be used.

What will we cover?

You will learn the origins of the inscriptions in Ancient Rome, their purpose and what were the key messages. You will be then able to see some of these inscriptions at the British Museum.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- read some Latin words
- name some of the typical messages conveyed by inscriptions.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an introductory course and does not require any knowledge of Latin.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The session consists of a tutor-led presentation in the morning with some class participation and a guided visit in the afternoon at the British Museum. Further reading available on request.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Bring pen and paper if you wish to take notes.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Any other Classical Languages and Civilisations classes. See the website for details.

Sean Gabb

Sean has been teaching Greek and Latin for a very long time, and he loves what he does. While not doing that, he's made the time to write around forty books. These include twelve historical novels, by "Richard Blake," and published by Hodder & Stoughton. They also include editions of Book VI of "The Aeneid," the "Historia Langobardorum" of Paul the Deacon, and various parts of St Jerome's Latin version of The New Testament. One of his science fiction novels was nominated for the 2015 Prometheus Award.

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