Classes

Trinity Term 2020

Language classes

The aim of these classes is to teach the foundations of the classical languages, help strengthen the students’ active linguistic abilities, and improve their reading and writing fluency. For maximum effect, the classes are conducted fully in Latin/Greek and feature a number of immersive and interactive exercises. No experience with speaking classical languages is required (or expected) and students of all levels are welcome to join. For the Latin classes, the textbook used is Hans Ørberg’s Familia Romana. The Greek classes will use Athenaze II and authentic texts in koine Greek.

Beginners’ Latin

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Wednesday, 12:15-13:15
Friday, 12:15-13:15

Intermediate Latin

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Wednesday, 13:30-14:30
Friday, 13:30-14:30

Intermediate Greek

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Monday, 18:00-19:00
Wednesday, 18:00-19:00
Friday, 18:00-19:00

Reading classes

Intermediate Latin reading class

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Monday, 16:00-17.00 (starting in Week 2)

These classes are designed to complement the intermediate language classes, but they are also suitable for advanced users of the language who would like to achieve a greater reading fluency. The texts read in those classes will include texts from the Latin T&C syllabus (Cicero’s Pro Caelio, poems of Catullus, Propertius etc.). The classes will be conducted in Latin, but no previous experience with speaking the language is required.

Advanced Latin reading class (Lumen Litterarum)

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Thursday, 16:00-17:00

Advanced Latin text reading and discussion groups. Last year we read parts of works as diverse as Seneca’s De Otio, Cicero’s Laelius De Amicitia, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, and Augustine’s Confessions. There is also opportunity for others to choose a text and lead a session: if you would be interested in doing this, do not hesitate to get in touch! The classes are conducted in Latin.

Aeneid reading class

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Tuesday, 19:00

We meet weekly with the aim of reading and discussing Virgil’s Aeneid. The class is conducted in Latin.