Facile Lectu Est / It’s Easy To Read! (Beginning Conversational Latin)
Tues., 4 pm Eastern
Level: Beginner/Intermediate spoken. All students must have basic understanding of Latin grammar/syntax, but do not necessarily have to have spoken Latin before. This course will be especially suitable for Latin teachers looking to increase the level of spoken Latin in their own classes.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.
Gus Grissom is a former Marine officer turned Ph.D. who now teaches Latin at McLean High School, near Washington DC. He earned his M.A. in Greek and Latin from The Catholic University of America and his Ph.D. in Ancient History from the University of Maryland, College Park.. His doctoral research and dissertation focused on Thucydides’ view of danger, kindunos, in his analysis of the Peloponnesian War. This consistent focus on the tension between rational fear and irrational hope, combined with his own experience as a Marine officer, keeps him focused on decision-making, especially in the military context. When not teaching Latin, he is one of three co-hosts of the spoken Latin podcast, “Quomodo Dicitur?,” a weekly conversation about… whatever.