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History - Latin for Historians - Reading Latin Inscriptions - Online Live

Day of week:
Real time Online
Mixed Level
14:00 - 16:00
3 weeks

This course has started, but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 40 25* and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running

Many of us didn’t study Latin at school and may now be regretting it, particularly if we study history and family history. However, with a little knowledge of the language we can understand a great deal. The course seeks to enable students to understand the basic format and some of the content of Latin inscriptions and mottos. We will study how inscriptions developed over time from the late medieval period to the early 20th century and will study the basic Latin vocabulary and grammar needed to be able to read them. Students can also bring their own examples to study and decipher in class.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Richard Marsden

Richard has taught for Kent Adult Education for a number of years. He has an MA (Cantab) and a BA (Hons) in Modern and Medieval Languages. His mother is French and he has family connections in France and he also knows Latin. He is a keen amateur local historian with a particular interest in the traditional buildings of Kent.

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How will I be taught?

Local examples will be studied, the tutor supplying guidance on Latin grammar and vocabulary. Students are encouraged to contribute and bring examples.
Tutor feedback and fun informal tests will inform your progress.

What do I need to have with me?

Handouts will be provided; students should bring writing materials and any Latin inscriptions or mottos they have found locally.

What can I do next?

You can join our wide range of History courses, or alternatively to our Latin Introductory and Beginner courses for those who wish to study Latin itself. Please ask at an Adult Education Centre or visit our website:

What do I need to join the course

All are welcome. The course is designed to be of use to beginners with an interest in deciphering Latin inscriptions and mottos found in historical buildings.

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code SEV/91448/J/NC.