Latin for Beginners

What’s the point of studying what people did or said 2000 years ago or more? If the 20th century seems long ago to you, try imagining what the world looked like to people in Athens in the 5th century BCE. The Latin for Beginners enrichment engages vividly with such a distant time, and you will be able to see your own world with fresh eyes and also achieve an OCR Entry Level Certificate in Latin.

Classics was interdisciplinary long before the word ‘interdisciplinary’ existed. Learning about ancient societies provides you with the opportunity to explore a wide range of different disciplines, eg. Philology, literature, drama, archaeology, art and architecture, history, philosophy, natural science, gender studies, to name but a few. It will also give you valuable insight into the beginnings of almost any subject you can study at WSFC.

Latin for Beginners will be part-led by Year 13 students of Classical Civilisation. There will be lectures, discussions, and activities on a different topic each week, such as the afterlife in Roman religion, Pompeii and the eruption of Vesuvius, free standing sculpture, the Julio-Claudian dynasty of Roman emperors, food, the Greek alphabet, Attic comedy, Plautus and Panto, the
monstrous female in Greek theatre.