Latin & the Roman World

The members of this group have been reviving their interest in Latin for 8 years now, sociably translating passages of the language and discussing the history and culture.

Scout & Guide HQ
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month
2.00 - 4.00 pm
  • Leader: Dennis Morley - 01704 545805
  • Coordinator: Chris Procter

The first meeting of the autumn session begins on Tuesday 17th September 14:00 – 16:00 in the Scout HQ.

We have now completed Book 5 of the ‘Cambridge Latin Course’ so we shall be using the ‘Cambridge Anthology’ Latin texts and the ‘Oxford Latin Course’ Book 3, as our course books and as revision practice.  Wherever appropriate, we shall be looking at current English usage in the media, where the Latin grammatical influence is present – or absent!

On occasions we have short presentations on Roman history and culture.

Edmund Moynihan is providing several presentations on early Roman History, and Brian Farrimond is presenting ‘Medieval Latin Manu­scripts: the lay and clerical experience’.

A course for members wishing to start to study the language, or returning to it after some years, may commence if there are sufficient numbers showing interest.   The course will be based on the Cambridge Latin Course Book 1.  For more details please contact Chris or Dennis