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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site


Latin from scratch workshop

Saturday 18 May,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Tickets £15
Members/Concessions £12

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court

Recommend this event

Get to grips with the basic principles of Latin in this workshop for adults.

Using samples of original literature, see how Latin illuminates aspects of Roman culture, including examples set in Pompeii and Herculaneum.

With Will Griffiths, Director of the University of Cambridge School Classics Project.

Suitable for beginners.

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Portrait of baker Terentius Neo and his wife. Pompeii, AD 55–79. © DeAgostini/SuperStock.