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This is likely to be a long-term, temporary home and not all pages and/or files will be immediately available. If you have an interest or need for any specific item, please contact the webmaster
The ARLT website is currently experiencing problems and cannot be accessed. The Server wham-e.com is down and we can only wait until it is back up again. Further information, when available.
Full details of our Refresher Day for teachers, to be held at Solihull School on Saturday 4th March, will be available here and, deo volente, on the website shortly.
Ann Patty, writing in the Wall Street Journal celebrates the Paideia Institute’s annual “Living Latin in NYC” convention—two days of lectures, classes and conversations, all in Latin.
“Latin isn’t a dead language, it’s undead—it’s a zombie language. And this is the zombie apocalypse!”
“We’ve made it cool to speak Latin,” Dr. Pedicone (the 34-year-old classicist who co-founded the institute) said. “We’re proving that interest in the classical humanities is alive and well.”
Read the full article here:
Amongst the memorabilia celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Perse School is a letter written by WHD Rouse in 1945 to a former pupil, Leslie Missen. The letter begins unpromisingly with the words:
“This is going to be a long letter, and dull.”
But continues confidently with
“But I think you will read it, because I know you.”
Rouse’s affection for his school and his pupils shines through
“You are one of my sons – all the OPs are my sons – and you will listen to pa because you ought. I am now rising 83, and I can’t last long: but I do hope to leave something good behind me. I will tell you later the kindly things. You saw the Perse School from the inside – and I want to show it to you from the inside.”
Read on here:
“We are making a professional film of Homer’s The Odyssey in a combination of Ancient Greek and Latin, ‘EX ITHACA CUM AMORE Oδύσσεια’ that we plan to distribute in 40 subtitled languages to every school and university in the world.
This is obviously a difficult film to finance through traditional methods therefore we have made a trailer to support the project and are self-funding the film by selling copies of our last film, and adaption of Machiavelli’s renaissance comedy The Mandrake Root.
I do hope that by watching the trailer you will recognise the investment we have made and understand our commitment to this project and will help us by making your membership aware of the project.
You can view the project and trailer at www.exithacacumamore.com“
Simon Woods – Producer
An Italian academy has brought Latin back from the grave with such success that it was forced to turn away hundreds of prospective students due to over-enrolment this academic year.
Vivarium Novum, a humanist campus set in a lush park with a swimming pool and basketball court, is part of the estate belonging to a religious order just north of Rome. Students here don’t just study Latin but learn to speak it fluently. Latin is not only confined to the classroom — in fact, Italian, English and French are strictly forbidden anywhere on campus. Students caught talking in “vulgar,” or writing notes in any other language, risk expulsion………