Learning Latin Through Inscriptions, Elementary Latin and Epigraphy

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Learning Latin Through Inscriptions, Elementary Latin and Epigraphy

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Intercultural Development, Latin

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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  • Overview

    The city of Rome is full of Latin inscriptions which can be found both on standing monuments and in museums. This introductory Latin course acquaints students with the basic rudiments of Latin language with a particular emphasis on learning to read inscriptions. This course will include explorations of Rome to analyse inscriptions in situ and in museums. The course divides in two sections: an introduction to basic grammar and an examination of epigraphic texts of progressive difficulty and length, in which the historical, topographical and social context of the inscription will also be examined.

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