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A photograph of the author, Eleanor Dickey, in Roman costume, holding a scroll.

Eleanor Dickey is Professor of Classics at the University of Reading and author of Learning Latin the Ancient Way. She runs the Reading Ancient Schoolroom together with Nadin Marsovszki, Classics Research Associate at the University of Reading.

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A photograph showing three girls dressed in Roman costume reading from two ancient scrolls and preparing a recitation

Teaching Latin in the Reading Ancient Schoolroom

Are you looking for new ways to engage your students in Latin or the ancient world? Taking a trip to an ancient schoolroom might be just the thing! In this post, Professor Eleanor Dickey explains how the Reading Ancient Schoolroom came about, discusses the activities on offer and the historical evidence upon which they are based.