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An illustration from Book II of the Cambridge Latin Course showing Quintus entering the atrium of Barbillus' house in Alexandria.

SeriesCLC: Past and Present

To celebrate the fifth edition of the UK and International version of the Cambridge Latin Course, this series explores the history of the textbook and looks towards to its future. Featuring reflection pieces from our teaching community and interviews with some of the writers, friends and Directors who have shaped it, we reflect on why the CLC has been so unique and well-loved to date. The series will also be the place to learn about where the Cambridge Latin Course goes from here, exploring the research that has shaped its approach to representation and diversity, and the new language features, characters, storylines and scholarship you will meet in its pages. 

The story's the thing...

From Quintus' little sister to the introduction of Barbillus as amīcus in Book I, there's lots to look forward to in the new edition. In this post, Director Caroline Bristow reflects on the narrative that students and teachers love and the changes you can expect from the new UK and International edition.

In conversation with Caecilius, Metella and Grumio

If you’ve ever used the Cambridge Latin Course eLearning DVD, chances are the faces of Tim Clark, Clare-Marie Roxby and Ed Noy-Scott are familiar. Better known as Caecilius, Metella and Grumio, they were teaching at the Royal Grammar School in Newcastle in the early 2000s when the ancillary videos were made. CSCP’s Caroline Musgrove spoke with them about their rise to CLC stardom.

de nominibus

What’s in a name? As part of our series CLC: Past and Present, Anna Barker considers some discussions we could have in the classroom on characters’ names, and what they can tell us about the Roman world.

de Virgilio

Can the CLC be read as an epic? In this post, part of our CLC: Past and Present series, Anna Barker finds some Virgilian echoes in the narrative of Quintus.

de tempore

As part of our series CLC: Past and Present, Anna Barker reflects on the nature of the CLC as a continuous narrative which students follow throughout their school careers.

Reflections on the Cambridge Latin Course

As part of our series on the CLC: Past and Present, Anna Karsten reflects on the role her father, David Karsten, played in the early history of the Cambridge Latin Course and the reasons the CLC continues to be much loved in the Classics classroom today.