Beginning Conversational Latin w/Grissom
Sun. 2pm Eastern
Level: No prior experience in spoken Latin is required. But you must have completed at least one year of college Latin (or a high school equivalent of Latin 3).
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.