Learn Latin with Harry Mount, Part One

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Welcome to Harry Mount’s online Latin course.

Latin – the universal key to Romance languages. Latin – the language that dominated Europe, from Hadrian’s Wall to north Africa, from the Atlantic coast to the Aegean Sea. Latin – the really easy-to-learn language.

OK, it isn’t so easy to compose verse in Latin. But it’s not so hard to learn the construction of a basic Latin sentence, and to begin to understand the lines of even a complex master like Virgil.

That’s how you’ll end up after these twelve video lessons, each of around six minutes long. In an hour and a half – or two lunch breaks – you’ll learn the rudiments of Latin: the word order; the cases; the genders; all four conjugations and all five declensions.

Harry is a journalist, author and and pundit who writes for the Daily Telegraph, the Spectator and many other publications. His books include the best-selling Amo, Amas, Amat: How to Become a Latin Lover (Short Books) and Harry Mount’s Odyssey: In the Footsteps of Ancient Greece (Bloomsbury). He also contributes a Latin column teaching the Oldie magazine.

In Part One of “Learn Latin with Harry Mount”, Harry will be your teacher and guide.

You can easily go back over individual talks, but, if you prefer, just watch them all the way through – and you’ll have a pretty good grounding in the greatest language of all. At the end of the whole course, there is a basic Latin sentence for you to translate, and the first words of Virgil’s Aeneid.

Our course also offers a pile of useful notes, downloadable as a pdf, and access to our Latin lovers forum, where you can pose queries to Mr Mount.

This is the first part of a three part course. Parts two and three will be released shortly.


About the Tutor

Harry Mount is the editor of The Oldie magazine. A former New York correspondent and leader-writer for the Daily Telegraph, he is the author of Amo, Amas, Amat and All That, a top 10 bestseller. He has also written A Lust for Window Sills – a guide to British Buildings and his latest book, How England Made the English.
 

He writes regularly for the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, the Times, the Evening Standard, the Spectator, Country Life, the Times Literary Supplement, the New Statesman and Literary Review.
 

He has a degree in ancient and modern history from Oxford (First Class Honours) and an MA in architectural history from the Courtauld Institute.


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What You Get

You get twelve Latin lessons totalling around 90 minutes of video. You get a pile of handy notes and you get access to the forum where you may put questions to Mr Mount, your Latin master.

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£48 including VAT

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Theresa
27/09/2016

Latin course advertised on Radio 4
Hi I heard about your nice latin course on radio 4 and it was advertised on the show as FREE. What is this all about? I am thinking about writing to radio 4!

idler
27/09/2016

Dear Theresa, Free? So sorry you were misinformed. Mr Mount's Latin course costs good money - and with good reason. It is the best online course we can see, made by a proper author and journalist. Vale! The Idlers

Reviews

Theresa
27/09/2016

Latin course advertised on Radio 4
Hi I heard about your nice latin course on radio 4 and it was advertised on the show as FREE. What is this all about? I am thinking about writing to radio 4!

idler
27/09/2016

Dear Theresa, Free? So sorry you were misinformed. Mr Mount's Latin course costs good money - and with good reason. It is the best online course we can see, made by a proper author and journalist. Vale! The Idlers