Latin lovers sought in Rome
Rome, , Apr. 29 (UPI) -- To aid thousands of tourists who wander Rome snapping pictures of Latin inscriptions they don't understand, the city is offering free lessons in Latin.
Beginning next month in 15 downtown bookstores, Aroldo Barbieri, professor of Latin at Rome University and other scholars will conduct a series of three two-hour "digestible" segments to introduce tourists to history, food, dress and entertainment, as well as classical writers such as Petronius and Suetonius.
Friday, April 30, 2004
FREE LATIN LESSONS IN ROME, inspired in part by the success of Gibson's The Passion of the Christ: