Etymology: Minding our P’s and Q’s

09/19/2018 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM ET

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Lectures

Admission

  • $25.00

Summary

Presented by Professor Joseph Spedaliere.

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Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00 PM

Etymology: Minding our P’s and Q’s

Ever wonder what is the connection between the word palace and Ancient Rome? How pupil can mean student, the black circular aperture in the center of your iris, or even the post-larval stage of an insect? What does Philadelphia have to do with philanthropy, philosophy and philology? Or what is the connection between pandemonium and Rome’s Pantheon? Join us on a journey through the quirky world of Italian, Latin, Greek, and English language. Presented by Professor Joseph Spedaliere.

Members $20; Non-Members $25