Guest Latin Speaker

As part of the Latin lectures series, we were very pleased to welcome Andrew Wallace-Hadrill of Cambridge University to SJT at the end of last week. He opened the series of lectures with a talk on life in Herculaneum and Pompeii before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. In an entertaining and informative lecture, students learnt about the different stages of the eruption and how a picture of everyday life at the time could be built up from the archaeological finds, especially from the sewers. Before the lecture, some Latin students had a chance to meet the speaker and ask questions when they learnt among other things that the Greeks had been the first systematic mathematicians, the Romans were great engineers and how Latin is still used today.

Posted by marchesadmin on 28th November 2019, under SJT

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