Roman Oratory Masterclass

As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved. – Cicero


He had quite the way with words. And it’s even more beautiful in Latin, I’m told.

Organised by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, this fun workshop will teach you the art of exquisite public speaking, Roman-style.

You will prepare a speech in Latin, thankyouverymuch, and be put through your paces in a workshop to prepare. Later that week, on the majestic and very fitting Calton Hill in front of the National Monument, you will berate, lament and articulate so eloquently that there won’t be a dry eye in the house / on the hill. This is the perfect event for anyone who’s lacking in confidence when it comes to class presentations and debates, or anybody interested in perfecting their existing oratorical abilities!

Don’t have Latin? You can still get involved! The School of History, Classics and Archaeology are also looking for defendants! Dress in a toga (over your warm February-appropriate attire) and wail and moan as every decries you as a villain! What could be more fun?

More information at the HCA ILW page.

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