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Dies Latinus et Graecus: ‘Quid antiqui de antiquis censuerint’ 

We are delighted to announce that the Oxford Ancient Languages Society, with the support of Oxford Latinitas, will be running a Dies Latinus et Graecus on Saturday 20 May, in the Ship Street Centre, Jesus College. Please save the date! The broad theme of the day will be what the ancients had to say about (even earlier) ancient figures, texts, and events, and in general exploring antiquity through its own critical resources. 


The day will begin at 1 PM and professor Dickey's talk will be at 3 PM.


The highlight of the event will be a talk by Professor Eleanor Dickey on the Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana (ancient textbooks of the Latin language), incorporating a workshop in which participants can try using these learning materials the way they would have been used in antiquity; the talk and workshop will be in Latin, but questions and comments in English will be welcome. We hope you will join us for what promises to be a wonderful conclusion to the series of lectures that Professor Dickey and Professor Philomen Probert have offered for OALS throughout this year. 

The rest of the day will include introductions to ‘active’ Latin and Greek, for those who are new to speaking in the classical languages, and seminars, held in Latin/Greek, reading texts of interest from the point of view of our theme. (All different levels of linguistic competence and confidence will be accounted for.) Finally, there will be time for refreshments, informal discussion, and getting to know one another, as well as, of course, Latin and Greek song.  

More details of timing and the subjects of the classes and seminars will be forthcoming. We hope to see you there!

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