Learning Classics is a bit like putting on a magic pair of 3-D glasses. Once you start delving into the language and the culture, you'll start to see it all around you. This blog is a record of the club's journey through the worlds and language of ancient Rome and Greece... and through modern times, too, searching for the influence of classics all around us. You'll also be able to find vocab, home tasks, links and generally enlightening info here, too.

13 June 2015

Lesson 26 - Looking to the future

Incredible to think, but Classics Club is now nearing its end. It's been a packed year, full of language, culture, trips, creativity and (best of all) enthusiasm. So, first of all, a bit of admin: here are our dates for the next few weeks:

19th June - test
26th June - INSET (so no Classics Club)
3rd July - possible trip date
10th July - our very last CC lesson!

I hope this clears up any confusion about dates (especially that INSET!). And just a reminder, the test (WHICH IS NEXT WEEK!!) will take the following format:

Part 1: Pick the correct Latin word to complete the sentence
Part 2: Translate an unseen block of text (including using vocabulary that you won't have seen before, given to you with the text)
Part 3: Classical culture multiple choice

infans leonem amat
We also cleared up a language loose end today: third declension nouns, those awkward ones that don't end in us/a/um like most of the others. We had a look at leo, infans and fur. You can now see how this works on our Latin grammar page

Next, onwards and upwards with another CLC translation about the arrival of actors in Pompeii. Your speed as a group at tackling chunks of Latin text has improved fantastically. This bodes really well for those of you who are thinking of carrying on your Latin studies in Year 9. Well done.

And in case we hadn't crammed enough into one lesson, we also started to think about The Odyssey, the greatest poem ever written (IMHO, at least). Here's a great synopsis...

Followed by Part II...

...and Part III