An Overview of Latin Language & Literature

Instructor:  Rebecca Jessup

  • Thursday Morning
  • 9:30 – 11:30 AM
  • Class limit 30

Latin, as we all know, is the basis for all Romance languages, from Italian to Romanian. It’s the language of great poets and writers, from staid Cicero to raucous Petronius. You may have studied it back in school. We will review by reading Latin–some from the Vulgate (Bible in Latin), and some from ancient sources, both prose and poetry. And we’ll have a very good time doing it!

Class limit of 30. No required text.

Rebecca Jessup has taught Latin for 26 years, beginning at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she received her BA, and going on to middle schools and high schools in Colorado, Indiana, and Maine, including Senior College. She also has taught homeschoolers and tutored students at all levels from middle school to graduate school. She has a deep enthusiasm for Latin, and how it informs English.