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, 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

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About the Latin Language
Classroom - In Person
1:30PM to 3:00PM
Jan 29, 2024 to Mar 04, 2024
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Please note: Students who have taken any of the instructor's previous OLLI courses will fully benefit from this course. The content from any previous course will overlap with that of this course by no more than 20%.The instructor will lend the required textbook to students at no cost. It 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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