A Women’s History of the Latin Language WITH SKYE SHIRLEY

Latin has long been lauded as an ancient language spanning over millennia. It has rightly been exalted as a language of pagan poets, medieval saints, and innovative scientists. However, the standard experience for students of Latin over the centuries has been to read only male authors, despite thousands of Latin texts by women. In this presentation, Skye Shirley will share a largely unknown parallel history of the Latin language rarely explored in even the most advanced Latin classrooms. She will also share how women Latinists are deeply relevant to Latin and humanities classes today.

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