Beccles

Latin

Convenor: Anthony Laceby
Date: Second and Fourth Thursday of the Month
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Venue: Small meeting room Beccles Library

NOTE: All levels of ability are welcome.

salve, advena!

Welcome to the Latin Group site. We have been in operation since September 2018 and are using Gavin Betts' 'Teach Yourself Latin' as our main study medium; we're about halfway through at the time of writing (April 2019) but don't be deterred from joining us by that; there's always time to go over the basics! If you did Latin at school - yes, I know it was a long time ago! - you'll be pleased to know that we don't spend time mindlessly chanting 'amo, amas, amat ... ', rather, we are concentrating upon Latin-into-English and so it's primarily a recognition 'thing'; identifying the ending of the word and its stem before heading for the dictionary if it's a new word. Our aim is not to be able to declaim the works of Cicero unseen but to gain a working knowledge of this fascinating but frustrating language. We supplement the grammar with short stories in Latin and, to escape from 2000-year-old syntax, we are intending to tackle Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis in the not-too-distant future. So, even if you don't know why 'Romani, ite domum' is better Latin than 'Romanes eunt domus' you will be made welcome; do come along and sit in for a session ... if you do know why it's better, you will be doubly welcome!!

cura ut valeas.

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Page Editing Philosophy/History of Ideas
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