An Initiative of the Department of Classics at Trinity College, Dublin
Latin has always been a language of power, from Julius Caesar’s ‘I came, I saw, I conquered’ to the mottos of old schools and big companies today. But Latin is also a language in which ordinary people expressed themselves from hundreds of years.
This project utilizes the inherent imagination and creativity of Latin in its various forms – from the high poetry of Virgil to the streets of Pompeii – to develop new approaches to language learning and to throw open the doors to what is often an inaccessible language. Living Latin is about loving Latin – its guiding principle is that a language and its literature are for everyone, not just a select few.
Living Latin comprises three elements:
- tabella, a new Latin-learning app
- Confabulations, a new blog about language and the ancient world
- A new online home for Line of Enquiry, TCD’s collection of favourite lines from classical literature, published in 2017
These three components share the common purpose of communicating the work of Trinity Classics to an ever-widening audience, work recently acknowledged by the Department’s 13th place in the QS World University Subject Rankings 2019.