Classics: Carpe Diem - the living language of Latin

20th March, 2023

In the fifth edition of our series of department-focused articles, Head of Classics, Dr Annelise Freisenbruch, explains why Latin isn't the "dead language" that many perceive it to be.

Read her article HERE

Dr Freisenbruch was born in Bermuda and read Classics at Newnham College, Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Mary Beard. She taught GCSE and A Level Latin and Classical Civilisation at The Leys School while studying for her PhD. After working as a historical researcher for the BBC and broadcasters such as Bettany Hughes, she returned to teaching as the Head of Classics at Chafyn Grove before moving to Port Regis in 2014. She is the author of five books set in ancient Rome, including the Circus Maximus children’s adventure series which she writes under the pseudonym Annelise Gray. The third title, Rider of the Storm, was published on World Book Day, 2023.

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