Timothy L. Griffith Archives - New Saint Andrews College

Necessity is the Mother of Inventio

“I was terrified going in,” sophomore Lonna Lindstrom said about our week-long Latin course, Conventiculum. But because of the course’s unique activities (pottery and cooking for example) and its immersive technique, Lonna’s confidence and comfortability grew significantly: “[By the end of the week] I was...

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Latin Methodology

Much has been made of the differences between "Classical Latin", that is, the Latin that the Romans used during their zenith, and "Medieval" or "Church Latin", the Latin that came afterward and was influenced by various foreign languages. Consequently, most Latin courses seek to introduce...

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Why Latin?

Latin is the ancient language originally used in the central region of Italy onced called Latium, where Rome is located. As Rome's empire grew to include most of Europe and vast portions of Asia and Africa, the Romans' native tongue, Latin, gradually became the official...

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Immerse Yourself in Latin—and Northwest Scenery—at Tusculum

VENITE TVSCVLVM! (Come to Tusculum!) May 17th - 21st, 2016 Speak Latin! Adventure in the great outdoors! Enjoy an encounter with nature while learning the language of Ancient Rome and beyond!   OVERVIEW Tusculum is a full-immersion residential experience, designed both to introduce aspiring Latinists to the beauty and power of the ancient...

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Adventure

by Tim Griffith Fellow of Classical Languages During a translation project a number of years ago, I was looking for a good Latin equivalent for our English word “adventure”. Considering that the ancient world was regularly full of what we would now call adventure, I was surprised...

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