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, read and heard. By gradually progressing through some of the textbook, students will acquire enough vocabulary and grammar to enjoy stories created to educate modern students about the ancient Roman world. Lectures will also briefly delve into cultural topics including: daily life in Italy 2,000 years ago, prose and poetry, multiculturalism in antiquity, the Holy Roman Empire, Romanization of Gallia and Britannia, and Pliny the Younger and his nephew. The course is suitable for students with or without prior knowledge of Latin. Those who are curious about any aspects of Latin or topics on Rome are encouraged to join us. | Lecture + Q&A.
Max enrollment: 12.
Location: Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham NC 27705
Sara Morris originally taught Latin in Kent, England, to students ages 10 to 18 for five years, and then in a Connecticut day school for 37 years. She has become an active participant in OLLI as a student and has taught five courses since she and her husband retired to North Carolina eight years ago. She has degrees from Franklin & Marshall College and the University of London. She has traveled widely across the Roman Empire.