Scholé 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.
omnium rerum principia parva sunt (the beginnings of all things are small):
Is your student looking for a chance to interact with other Latin students this year? Are they eager to spend more time outside of class immersed in Roman culture and history? Does the idea of swapping Latin stories with fellow amici Latinae (friends of the language) sound appealing? Then mark your calendars for the upcoming Schole Academy Latin Club Interest Meeting!
Here are a few helpful details:
Date: Tuesday, September 21st, 2021
Time: 7:00pm EST
Topics to be discussed: Club goals, meeting schedule, potential activities, and more!
If you aren’t able to attend the meeting, nil desperandum (don’t despair): your student can absolutely come to any of the Latin Club meetings this year as your schedule permits! I’d also be happy to answer any questions you have about the Club; you can email me at [email protected]
As the Romans would say — ave atque vale (hello and goodbye).
Hope to see you all there!
- Who can be in Latin Club?
Any students in a Schole Academy Latin Alive! or Lingua Latina 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. Additionally, Latin Club will also feature chances to practice Latin reading and discussion through a variety of Latin novellas and smaller compositions.
- 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. 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.