Ann Patty: Something Old, Something New: Learning Latin in Retirement
December 4, 2021 12pm EDT
After thirty-five years as a book editor in New York City, Ann Patty retired and moved to the Hudson Valley. Bored, aimless, and lost in the woods, she hoped to challenge her restless, word-loving brain by beginning a serious study of Latin at Vassar. As she began to make sense of Latin grammar and syntax, her studies opened unexpected windows into her own life. Her online talk with the Paideia Institute will explore this "life-changing pursuit," as Ann puts it, and trace her humanistic growth under the influence of Catullus, Lucretius, Virgil, and more.
N.B. - You can view a recording of this, and other past events on Paideia's Youtube Channel.