Six hundred-plus women all over the world are connected by their shared love for the Latin language and invested in their goal “to close the gendered gap in Latinitas”. Established by Skye Shirley in 2019, the women’s Latin reading group Lupercal is testament to the founder’s passion for driving studies of the language forward. Having started out in Skye’s attic apartment in Boston, the group now meets in ten cities in the US and in six countries around the globe. Online meetings mean it reaches even farther afield, attracting Latin teachers, students, archivists, historians and all those looking to deepen their knowledge of the language and its history. With two meetings set to take place this summer in Florence, The Florentine chatted with Skye Shirley to find out more.