from Evan Millner,
“The Collegium Poetarum was a guild that met in Rome, and we know poets and actors belonged to it. We know it held competitions, and public recitals, but the rest is lost in the haze of time.
This is the reincarnation of the Collegium – the goal is to take Latin and Greek out of the schoolroom, out of the living room, and out into the marketplace.
Latin Oratory was written to be orated, poems were written to be read aloud, theatrical pieces, even letters, were often written to be read aloud.
We will be holding our first meeting on July 16, 2009 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm – Paternoster Square, (meeting under the column) next to St Paul’s Cathedral……come along, either to listen, or to recite your favourite poem, oration,dramatic scene, or epistle….there are lots of pubs around the square, should lubrication be required.
You can contact the organisers through their website http://collegiumpoetarum.ning.com “
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