Latin inscriptions: the basics

Course Dates: 19/10/19
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Latin inscriptions can be found almost everywhere, but can you work out what they mean? Learn how to interpret some of these inscriptions. A visit to the British Museum is included.


What is the course about?

This one-day course introduces you to Latin inscriptions and how they came to be used.

What will we cover?

You will learn the origins of the inscriptions in Ancient Rome, their purpose and what were the key messages. You will be then able to see some of these inscriptions at the British Museum.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- read some Latin words
- name some of the typical messages conveyed by inscriptions.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an introductory course and does not require any knowledge of Latin.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The session consists of a tutor-led presentation in the morning with some class participation and a guided visit in the afternoon at the British Museum. Further reading available on request.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Bring pen and paper if you wish to take notes.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Any other Classical Languages and Civilisations classes. See the website for details.

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It is not for beginners and is more academic than I thought.
You do not necessarily learn any latin words but gain an understanding of how inscriptions use abbreviations.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 21/10/2018)
Great course, fun for anyone. with our without Latin knowledge
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 21/10/2018)
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Course Code: RL074

Sat, day, 19 Oct - 19 Oct '19

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £59.00
Senior fee: £47.00
Concession: £36.00

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