Latina in Gramina!

‘filia, consuetis ut erat comitata puellis, errabat nudo per sua prata pede…‘  So begins one of the most famous sections of Ovid’s Metamorphoses.  ‘Attended, as was usual, by her friends, her daughter wandered barefoot through the familiar meadows…’  Well, our First Year Latin class decided to emulate Proserpina and headed off to Herbert Park ‘with their usual companions’ and a bag full of pomegranates, grapes and wine (gums).  As you can see from the photos below, the mezzogiorno climate on the day helped instil the proper mood and the ‘puerique puellae‘ frolicked to their hearts’ content, and they even learned some Latin, reinforcing their first conjugation endings in a special ‘Latin Relay’.  Only the ‘girls-only’ pyramid (barely) stood the test of time but fair is fair when Greco-Romans start messing with Egyptian architecture!


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