Course Description

IN PERSON: Experience an intriguing method of examining the Latin language. By centering this course around the unique textbook "Cambridge Latin Course, Unit 1," students will experience classical Latin within the historical setting of Pompeii. Students will learn how authentic Latin from the classical period was spoken. Each meeting will have several 10-minute lectures addressing such questions as: How has Latin stood the test of time? Why are its vocabulary and grammar intriguing? Where can we find Latin hiding throughout Western culture? What is Latin’s place in the modern world? Lectures will also delve into cultural topics including: Greece's influence on the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, scribes and manuscripts, Romano-British archaeological sites, and Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars. Those who are curious about any aspects of Latin or topics on Rome are encouraged to enroll. | Facilitated discussion.

Max enrollment: 12.

Location: Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham NC 27705

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About the Latin Language
Classroom - In Person
1:30PM to 3:00PM
Sep 11, 2023 to Oct 23, 2023
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Classroom - In Person  
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Please note: Students who have taken the instructor’s previous OLLI courses will fully benefit from this course. The content from the previous course will overlap here by no more than 20%. The instructor will lend the required textbook to students at no cost. The book also can be purchased from the instructor for $5. The recommended book is a top-notch reference.

Required reading:
North American Cambridge Classics Project, "Cambridge Latin Course Unit 1" (9780521343794)
Recommended reading:
Chris Scarre, "The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome" (9780140513295)

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