Learn to Read Oscan! An Introduction to the Ancient Italic Dialects

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Learn to Read Oscan! An Introduction to the Ancient Italic Dialects

Lecturer: Thomas Hendrickson

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
3:30pm-4:30pm
Reed 104
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Clubs & Organizations, Conferences, Lectures & Seminars

If you were backpacking through Italy during the Roman Republic, the language you’d want to know would not be Latin, but Oscan. Ancient Italy was a patchwork of languages, some almost like Latin and some completely foreign to it. This workshop, hosted by the Classics Dept. and Dartmouth Classical Society, and led by Prof. Hendrickson, will explore the languages of ancient Italy and what happened to them. We will also learn the basics of Oscan and read some of what remains.

Hosted by the Classics Department and the Dartmouth Classical Society

For more information, contact:
Carol Bean-Carmody

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.