Pupils at St Mary’s C of E Middle School in Belford are now studying Latin as part of their foreign languages curriculum thanks to a grant from the organisation ‘Friends of Classics’. More >>>
classics back in vogue as schools embrace languishing languages:
“The classics are enjoying a revival in NSW high schools and universities, reflecting a similar trend in England where Boris Johnson’s Latin in London scheme is one of several initiatives to bring classical languages into more lives.
Latin is now the most popular language at the school, which is considering offering classical Greek as well. ”Why it has exploded the way it has, I don’t know,” she said. ”They just fall in love with it.”
Of particular and immediate interest to those of us teaching A Level Latin this year is this initiative from Open Book Publishers which, as their Marketing Manager, Gabriele Civiliene explains is
” an innovative, non-profit , Open Access publisher run by academic scholars based at the University of Cambridge. For our website go to http://www.openbookpublishers.com/
We are soon to publish the book that might be of interest to the members of the bloggers of ARLT – that is, Cicero, Against Verres, 2.1.53–86: Latin Text with Introduction, Study Questions, Commentary and English Translation by Prof Ingo Gildenhard from the Department of Classics and Ancient History, Durham University. (For a copy of the PDF flyer featuring this title go to the ARLT website.) The book will be available in 3 formats – digital, hardback, and paperback. Its complete version will be also available for free access direct from our website on Google Books. Read more about it here:
For our latest catalogue : https://www.openbookpublishers.com/shopimages/LatestCatalogue.pdf