LATIN, LATIN BEGINNERS
Latin (Language and Literature):   2.30 pm - Alternate Mondays
Latin (Intermediate):   2.30 pm - Alternate Wednesdays
Latin (Beginners):   10.30 am - Third Thursday each month

Both Latin groups are now pretty competent. The aim is to read, with copious background material and discussion, major Classical authors and to acquire a first-hand knowledge of the Ancient World. Knowledge of the language is the limiting factor as it is not possible to read the books without it. It is possible to have worthwhile encounters with Classical literature in translation, but that is a different experience. Bath is one of very few U3A's wih Latin and Greek groups. Classical literature was written to be read aloud, even privately, as well as publically to audiences, a practice analogous to Literature Festivals now, so it is an enhancement of pleasure to be able to read in company. There are so many major Classical authors that it is hard to choose. In the recent past we have read some Cicero and Virgil.

There is now a Latin Beginners Group - see June 2015 Members' Newsletter