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INTERMEDIATE LATIN Week 2 Sunday 9th – Friday 14th August 17:00 – 19:00 Italian time (UTC+2)
This ‘refresher’ online Latin course will consist of 6 x 120-minute classes which will take place between the 9th and 14th of August 2020.
As we are based in Sicily, we will read a selection of passages from Cicero’s Verrine Orations, the speeches delivered against Gaius Verres, the former governor of Sicily who had extorted the local population. The classes will be designed for learners with an intermediate level of Latin and will include reading the text from the original and then translating it by focusing on the most important syntactical constructions and bringing up the grammar when necessary.
The course will be taught in English by Chiara Blanco, Research Lecturer in Classics at Trinity College, University of Oxford. Before joining Trinity, she was a Lecturer in Classics at Exeter College, Oxford, and she also taught Classics at Durham University and the University of Cambridge, where she completed her PhD.