Trinity Term 2019

Attic Greek

Tuesday, 13:00-14:00, Ioannou Centre (Classics Faculty)

These are intermediate classes in Ancient Greek. This term we are using the Accademia Vivarium Novum’s version of Athenaze Vol. II, and the class is conducted using an immersive approach. Some prior experience with Ancient Greek is necessary.

Vergil reading group

Tuesday, 19:30, Balliol College

We meet weekly with the aim of reading viva voce, singing, and understanding the whole of Virgil’s Aeneid. The methodology of this class is based on the doctoral research which one of our leaders is conducting in the invaluable ancient arts of memory and metrics.

Lumen Litterarum (I & II)

Wednesdays, 12:00-13:00, Oriel College
Saturdays, 10:00-11:00, Corpus Christi College

Intermediate/Advanced Latin text reading and discussion groups. Last year we read parts of works as diverse as Seneca’s De Otio, Cicero’s De Amicitia, Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Augustine’s Confessions. There is also opportunity for others to choose a text and lead a session: if you would be interested in doing this, do not hesitate to get in touch!

Ørberg Latin Reading Fluency Classes and Grammar Class

Friday, 12:30-13:30, Brasenose College

These classes are divided into two levels: beginners (no previous experience in Latin required) and intermediate (GCSE-level or its equivalent or beyond). We will be working our way through Hans Ørberg’s texts: Familia Romana, and, pace permitting, its sequel, Roma Aeterna. Both newcomers and veteran Latinists will learn by means of immersive and interactive exercises and experience Latin as a living language. 

Litterae Graecae

Friday, 12:30-13:30, Brasenose College

Following the Scholae Latinae, reading and discussion (both in Greek) of the Acts of the Apostles.

Latin conversation and song evening

Saturday, 18th May (TT 3) and 15th June (TT 7), 20:30

Twice termly, we host a friendly “Nox Musarum”, a wonderful way to end the academic week and a great opportunity to get together and converse latine, to invoke the Muses in poetry and song, and to make fitting and festive libations! Write