Latin


There are 3 Latin Groups

1 ~ Latin Reading

Time: Week 1, Wednesday, 10.30 - 12.30

Place: Baltonsborough Church Room

Leader: Jennifer Westcott, Tel: 01458 850054; Email: jennifermmsing@yahoo.co.uk

This is a small group which has been meeting for several years and so is now able to tackle unadapted passages from Latin authors. Our reading last year gave us insights into the practices of the Druids in Gaul, the attitude of the Romans to young daredevil soldiers and some of the less admirable qualities of unsavoury characters, e.g. legacy-hunters and tricksters - a wide variety indeed.

The members of the class have the determination and perseverance to cope with this as well as liberal doses of grammar each week and they are happy to do homework; they even asked me for revision homework in the holidays! Such is the calibre of the group.

This coming term we shall be starting a new reading book and meeting a new set of authors, the first being Cicero, whom we have nor read before; the passages are from a court case against a villainous governor of Sicily called Verres.

However I must issue a word of warning here; if you are a beginner I am afraid this group would not be suitable for you, but luckily we have two other Latin groups running, under the excellent leadership of Pat Thompson. See information below about these courses.

If you would like to find out more, please contact me, details above.


2 ~ Latin A

Time: Week 1, Wednesday, 2.00 - 4.00pm

Place: Baltonsborough Church Room

Leader: Pat Thompson, Tel: 01749 890213

We will be starting Book II (Eruption of Vesuvius, everybody dies) so if you were thinking of joining us it would be a good idea if you had done at least a year of Latin at school. Some revision recently would also be a good idea!

We are not rushing and we do also take time to consider geography, aspects of Roman life, and the spelling, usage and derivation of English words from Latin.


3 ~ Latin B

Time: Week 2, Wednesday, 2.00 - 4.00pm

Place: Baltonsborough Church Room

Leader: Pat Thompson, Tel: 01749 890213

We will be starting Book V and though there is room at the venue you would need to have done Latin recently to be able to join us at this level.

We discuss aspects of Roman life, history and culture as well as delving in some depth into the meaning and derivation of English words. We occasionally do Latin Crosswords.


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