Latin Workshop (8/25/22): Seneca on Old Age

“Pueritiae maximus in exitu decor est.”

Seneca Workshop Details:

  • Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022
  • Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm PDT (8:00pm – 10:00pm EDT)
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: $10
  • Text: Annotated student’s edition of Epistula XII Senecae provided upon sign-up.
  • Difficulty: Students who have completed Intermediate Latin or above.
  • Cancellation policy: Full refund available before August 1st. No refunds afterwards.

In one of his many letters to his friend Lucilius, Seneca the Younger – the Roman statesman, dramatist, and Stoic philosopher – describes a visit to his country house and the forceful realization that visit brought upon him that his “golden days” had begun.

Seneca had grown old.

Besides containing that hard-won wisdom characteristic of Stoic writing, Seneca’s letters are also masterful and at times poetic exemplars of Latin style. Deep, beautiful, and yet accessible, Seneca is both challenging and approachable.

In this 2-hour online workshop, ALI Latin & Greek Fellow Katherine L. Bradshaw will lead students through a guided reading of Seneca’s Epistula XII, all in Latin. No familiarity with Seneca is assumed, though you should have some experience reading in Latin in order to benefit from this workshop.

All students will receive an annotated student’s version of Epistula XII upon sign-up. You are not expected to do any homework in preparation for the workshop, but you are welcome to do so.

Attendance is limited to 12 students max in order to preserve a small, collegial atmosphere, so if you’re interested, don’t hesitate to sign up.

Katherine L. Bradshaw, ALI’s Latin & Greek Fellow, has an M.A. in Classics from the University of Maryland, as well as an M.A. in English from the George Washington University. She is happiest when discussing shared aspects of the human experience, particularly if the conversation turns to Latin poetry, Latin and ancient Greek biography, food in the Greco-Roman world, ancient Christianity, or Shakespeare. In addition to highlighting links across time and space, Katherine can be found speaking Latin and ancient Greek at various immersion workshops, knitting for charity, or training for Spartan obstacle course races.

We are sorry, but this workshop has sold out. We are now forming a waiting list in the event a registered participant drops out. Please email and ask to be added to the waiting list.

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