A Latin Reading Group
Who We Are
"Lupercal" is a Latin reading group that works to close the gender gap in spoken Latin by providing spaces for women and non-binary Latinists to learn from each other.
We meet monthly to read a biography of a woman in Latin from On Famous Women, written by Giovanni Boccaccio and published in 1374. Cleopatra, the poetess Sappho, Pope Joan, and the goddess Ceres are only a few of the biographies that Lupercal has explored. We use pre-reading warm-ups, reading questions, and creative extension activities to engage deeply with the text.
As we share connections with women 2000 years in the past and with fellow members right around us, we cultivate an encouraging and intellectually dynamic international community.
Come join the movement!