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Latin for beginners at the Roman Baths

The Roman Baths will host a one-day Latin course for adults this February.

The Roman Baths will host a one-day Latin course for adults this February. Presented by George Sharpley from Latin Qvarter, the course will offer beginners a chance to learn about classical authors, discover the Latin words behind many English ones, and hear the Latin of poets and others.

George Sharpley said: “People will be shown how the language works, and will trace the Latin words behind so many English ones. It's also a chance to sample some of the loveliest things ever written, to hear lines read aloud from poets like Virgil, Horace and Ovid, and learn more about these writers and the world they knew.”

Participants will investigate real Latin inscriptions on objects in the Roman Baths museum – including curse tablets thrown into the Sacred Spring for the goddess Sulis Minerva, tombstones, and altars where you can get up close and trace the Latin script with your fingertips.


Mr George Sharpley | talks | www


Date and Time:

20 February 2016 at 10:00 am


Full Day



The Roman Baths
Stall Street
01225 477736

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£45.00 (concessions available)

Available from:

The Roman Baths on 01225 477773.

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