READING LATIN ON MONDAY: Pliny, Book 7 The Human Animal


Birgitta Hoffmann

Pliny the Elder, best known for his activities during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD, spend a lot of his active life as an equestrian procurator collecting material for his book on the Natural World, in effect a fantastically detailed encyclopedia covering everything from mining techniques to geography and beekeeping.

The course will be reading Book 7, 109ff. , which deals with Humans and their behaviour. A Latin/English dictionary will be very useful.

Newcomers are always welcome but should ensure that they are familiar with Latin Grammar and vocabulary at roughly A-level or beyond, feel free to ask to come for a trial session if you are unsure.

Reading list:
Tyler T Travillian (ed. 2015), Pliny the Elder. The Natural History Book VII. London: Bloomsbury Latin Texts.

Day: Mondays          Time: 2-3.30 pm
10 sessions, starting on 4 October 2021.

Venue/Virtual Learning Environment

For 4-7 students

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£8/session n/a 4 7

To book, complete the MANCENT booking form and send it with payment to the address below. If you would like to pay via BACS or Paypal please contact Birgitta Hoffmann for details.
Birgitta Hoffmann
55 Broadwalk, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5PL
email: mobile: 07747 533 070