Schole Academy Latin Club
discimus vitae, non scholae
–Seneca the Younger, 65 CE
Salvete omnes! Welcome to the Scholé Academy Latin Club! This year, students in Latin Club will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and appreciation of Latin through the exploration of conversational Latin, Roman cultural traditions, and classical practices that still impact the modern world today. Students will learn more about the mythology, history, and art of the ancient world while bolstering their growing knowledge of the written and spoken language itself. Whether through amicable Certamen competitions (Latin quizzing), or at-home constructions of ancient Roman ruins, students in Latin Club will benefit from the diverse exposure to many of classical civilization’s greatest treasures.
Couldn’t attend the Latin Club 2020-2021 Interest Meeting? Watch the Meeting Recap (above)!
The SA Latin Club 2020-2021 will be meeting at 4pm EST on the third Friday of every month! Can’t wait to see you there!
Quarter 4 Meetings:
NB: We’re continuing our journey through the novella “Via Periculosa” during the fourth quarter, so if you’d like to join, please order your copy of “Via Periculosa” by Andrew Olimpi in time to participate in this portion of our meetings
April Meeting – 4/16/21: Cultural Topic: Rome’s Birthday
May Meeting – 5/21/21: Cultural Topic: Roman Daily Life, Clothing & a Toga-tying Tutorial
Supplies Needed: 1) Clean bed sheet (non-fitted) 2) Some manner of cord (if desired); this could be a belt, a white or other-colored cord, twine, etc. — it just has to be long enough to wrap around your body & be tied into a knot around the toga 3) (if desired) other Romanesque garments (i.e., gladiator sandals, laurel leaves, etc.)
- Who can be in Latin Club?
Any students in a Schole Academy Latin Alive course are welcome to join.
- When will Latin Club happen?
Latin Club will meet for one hour sessions and will be offered on a monthly basis.
- Where will Latin Club take place?
There will be a Zoom meeting room specifically for the SA Latin Club. The link will be available to all interested members.
- What will a typical club meeting entail?
Latin Club will include several types of activities, from practicing conversational Latin to discussing mythology or art, to exploring a Roman cultural tradition or engaging in Certamen-esque (Latin quizzing) competitions. This year Latin Club will also feature include a chance to read through a Latin novella – or a few – as a club.
- What do students need for the club?
Students may wish to have their Latin notes and resources nearby for club meetings, in order to facilitate lively and robust discussion and participation. For the novella portion of club this year, students who wish to participate will need to order the designated novella for their own personal use. Additionally, there will be activities throughout the year that may require simple supplies. Please check the quarterly schedule for details about any and all supplies needed for each meeting.