Italy Trip 2017

Latin Lovers Book Club at the Hopewell Branch of the Mercer Library:

The Latin Lovers book group is an informal classical Latin reading and discussion group open to all who are interested.  Monday evenings from 7 to 8 throughout July we will be reading and discussing the Aeneid Book VI, the Trojan hero Aeneas’ descent into the underworld to find his father.  Feel free to bring any text and translation of the Aeneid (There are Latin texts and English translations available free online) but we will be focusing on the new translation by Seamus Heaney (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).  Published posthumously, Heaney created a vivid and transfixing poetic rendering of Aeneas’ mythic quest.  For the first half hour we will be reading and translating passages in Latin and discussing in English the second half hour will be devoted to the text in translation and modern and mythic echoes.   Meeting dates are: 7/11, 7/18, 7/25 from 7-8 p.m.  If you have any questions you can contact Molly LaPorte:


Salvete Omnes There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, June 23rd at 7 pm in rm 321 at the high school for parents and Latin students interested in going on the Latin Italy Trip next spring break!  For more information contact Ms. LaPorte: Here is the itinerary:  MLAC Molly LaPorte DBD



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