Walk like a Roman, talk like a Roman
Catherine Jarvis, also known as “Hadriana”, is a qualified Latin ‘Minimus’ teacher and tourist guide at the Roman sites along Hadrian’s Wall. Catherine and her family live very near the Birdoswald Roman Fort, Vindolanda Fort and The Roman Army Museum. Using the nearby Roman remains Catherine brings to life the well known “Minimus” Latin Course and the Cambridge Latin Course books.
Learn a little Latin
The course uses the Minimus Latin book (a beginner’s book) is based on a family who lived at Vindolanda who received and sent some of the famous wooden writing tablets (wooden postcards). Some of these came back to Vindolanda in March 2011 from The British Museum. The writing tablets were voted Britain’s “Top Treasure” in 2003.
What Latin will I learn on the course?
- Writing Tablets and forms of writing;
- Latin words, grammar; the roots of English and Modern European Languages;
- food and dining, pottery;
- houses, roads, forts;
- Roman army and way of life, weapons, armour, off duty village life;
- clothes and jewellery;
- British tribes;
- death, inscriptions, prayers and religion;
- Greek myths;
- archaeology, the current excavation programmes at Vindolanda plus much more!
No prior knowledge of Latin is required in order to take part and get the most from the course.
Where will the course take place?
Four Wynds (Catherine and Nigel’s business), which is situated just down the road from The Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda.
Other tours/visits to forts along Hadrian’s Wall and visits to Hadrian’s Wall, can also be arranged.
Why Learn a little Latin?
Why learn a little Latin? Latin is the basis for the English Language…helping with grammar, structure and vocabulary. It is also the root of many European languages. The Roman Empire and the Romans have given us so much culturally and linguistically!
What is included with the course?
Book; File/Folder; Vocabulary Sheets; How to pronounce Latin words; How to use the Minimus or Cambridge Latin websites; Recommended reading lists/information sources; Free entry to Vindolanda or to any Roman fort site; Local/Home-made Lunches; Expertise/advice on whole of Hadrian’s Wall area.
Catherine’s approach to Latin is all about fun! You can choose to learn a tiny bit, a little bit or a lot of Latin…Contact Catherine to discuss the level of Latin with which you are happiest. If you prefer to concentrate on learning the history of the area then Catherine will tailor the tour or course to your interest and requirements. Contact Catherine for further information:
Phone: 00 44 (0) 16977 47972 or mobile/cell phone: 00 44 (0)7759 020885
Twitter: @hadrianasblog @handsonlatin