Latin is not dead, at least not at the University of Kentucky. "Latin is spoken as a living language here" says Jonathan Meyer, a graduate student in the Latin Studies program. Jonathan was recently nominated in the Masters Category for the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Excellence in Teaching Award for Teaching Assistants. In this podcast, Guy Spriggs interviews Jonathan about his nomination as well as the unique aspects of the Latin Studies program.
By: Jonathon Spalding
For two millennia the leading intellects of Western Europe expressed their most sophisticated thoughts in a language that is now largely considered extinct.
Latin may not be the standard language in everyday conversation anymore, but its use spans well after the fall of the Roman empire. In fact, a visiting scholar will be visiting UK on March 5th to talk about Latin's lasting literary legacy.
Claire Heitzman, Gaines Fellow and recipient of a 2011 CAMWS Manson Stewart Scholarship. Every year the Classical Association of the Middle West & South (CAMWS) awards $1,000 scholarships to a limited number of undergraduate students majoring in Classics at the sophomore or junior level at a CAMWS college or university. In this podcast, Heitzman talks about the award and the unique Classics program at UK.
This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.