All sessions will last 1 hour and 15 minutes and will involve a 20-30 minute whole-group activity/talk as well work in smaller groups.
Introduction to the Latin Language: Latin in Advertising
Introduction – Latin influences in modern marketing and advertising
Pronunciation, Present Tense Verb Forms
Nouns (all cases)
Past, Present and Future (tenses): Latin Roots and Modern Languages
Derivations and Etymology – Latin roots of modern languages
Introduction of past tenses
Latin the Immortal Language: Latin phrases in everyday life
Common Latin phrases used in English
First steps in translation
Lecture 1: Catullus – inventing language
HOMEWORK: vocabulary and grammar learning; a ‘magical’ Latin quiz
Latin Mythology: First Readings in Latin
Reading mythology – Latin translation passages
Lecture 2: In the British Museum (TBC)?
Guided tour / session in the British Museum
Latin Inscriptions: Tombstone Latin, then and now
Tombstone epitaphs – an insight into Roman lives
Latin Poetry and its Music: Reading Ovid!
An introduction to Latin Verse and metre
Reading a passage of unadapted Latin – Daedalus and Icarus from Ovid, Metamorphoses VIII