Latin

Vatican City FlagFor anyone with an interest in European history however, a working knowledge of Latin is essential. The earliest examples date back to the third century BC but it was the expansion of the Roman Empire which established Latin as a lingua franca around the Mediterranean. Even after the decline and fall of Rome, Latin remained an important language across Europe, used for legal and administrative documents and taught (where education existed) as an essential subject.

Latin flourished during the renaissance and continued to be used throughout the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries by scholars and especially by scientists. Great books written and published in Latin include Thomas More's Utopia, Copernicus' De revolutionibus orbium coelestium, Newton's Principia Mathematica, Linaeus' Systema Naturae and works by Milton, Kepler, Hobbes, Galileo, Huygens and Spinoza.

Latin Beginners (Level 1)

This course is aimed at people who want to learn Latin for Reading & Research purposes. Lessons focus on developing reading and text interpreting skills, allowing a fast pace progress. If your language level ranges from beginners to lower intermediate, you are welcome to join.

  • Session information: Mondays 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 12 October 2020 - running until 22 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 12 October - 14 December 2020. Term 2: 18 January - 22 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240

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Latin Intermediate (Level 2)

You can already read and translate basic texts in Latin manipulating basic Latin grammar and syntax. This module consolidates existing knowledge student may have of the Latin language and continues with the study of the language and elements of the culture, history and literature of Ancient Rome. Students will broaden their understanding of the workings of Latin grammar and syntax and develop the ability to manipulate the Language fluently.

  • Session information: Tuesdays 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 13 October 2020 - running until 23 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 13 October - 15 December 2020. Term 2: 19 January - 23 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

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Latin Advanced (Level 3)

You can read and translate a range of texts in Latin manipulating Latin grammar and syntax. This module expands on existing knowledge student have of the Latin language and continues with the study of the language and elements of the culture, history and literature of Ancient Rome. Students will broaden their understanding of the workings of Latin grammar and syntax and develop the ability to manipulate the Language fluently.

  • Session information: Please contact the office if you are interested in this course: lalenquiries@le.ac.uk
  • Timeline:  TBC
  • Fees: Full course TBC

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