Welcome to the Tres Columnae Project, a Joyful Learning Community where we build meaningful things together. As we learn and explore the Latin language, Roman culture and history, and the amazing similarities and differences between the Romans and “us,” you’ll be able to
- meet a lot of interesting characters (old, young, male, female, rich, poor, human, not-quite-human) who live in and around the Roman city of Herculaneum, just a few miles from the “extinct” volcano mōns Vesuvius
- follow their adventures, painlessly learning Latin in the process
- come to understand the structure of Latin, and how it’s similar to (and different from) the structure of other languages you know
- start using what you’ve learned to create your own characters and stories.
As a guest, you are welcome to read the stories and the “quid novī?” articles. But we hope you’ll consider joining the Tres Columnae Family as a subscriber. Subscribing gives you access to lots of special features … and the best part of being a subscriber is that you can share your stories with the rest of the family. There are many subscription options, and we can customize one just for you if you’re interested.
If you’re just joining us, you might want to check out the Dramatis Personae, where you can meet our characters, or the Chronology, where you can find out when and where our stories take place. Or you might just want to jump in to the very first story.