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March 2009 Blog Posts (14)


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Added by Latinum Institute on March 24, 2009 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Latinum - where the listeners are

Latinum has now reached 4 million audio file downloads, with thousands of regular users of the site.

For the last 8 months, I have been keeping tabs on where individuals using Latinum are coming from: Here is the breakdown - for those interested in targeting Latin resources, advertising, and sales, etc, these figures are doubtless very interesting. I just find them surprising.

United States (US) 22,585

United Kingdom (GB) 5,240

Canada (CA) 1,726

Germany (DE)… Continue

Added by Latinum Institute on March 18, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Dialectical Bootstraping


Averaging the responses provided from a group increases accuracy by canceling out a number of errors made across the board (such as over- and under-estimating the answer).

What happens when we are on our own? What if there is no one else around to consult with before making a judgment - how can we be confident that we are giving a good answer? Psychologists Stefan M. Herzog and Ralph Hertwig from the University of Basel wanted to know if individuals could come up with… Continue

Added by Latinum Institute on March 15, 2009 at 5:24am — No Comments

Why the Romans were successful - they were imperfectionists, perhaps?

When teaching perfect-imperfect, throwing this information into the ring might help kids get to grips with the differences. And might end up making them into better students.....

What I Was Doing Vs. What I Did: How Verb Aspect Influences Memory And Behavior

ScienceDaily (Mar. 13, 2009) — If you want to perform at your peak, you should carefully consider how you discuss your past actions. In a new study in Psychological Science, psychologists William Hart of the University of… Continue

Added by Latinum Institute on March 13, 2009 at 5:53am — 1 Comment

Latin Teacher Dawn La Fon Featured in News Article on the Relevance of Learning Latin

From The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, March 4, 2009:


Andrew Reinhard

Added by Andrew Reinhard on March 11, 2009 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Terence Awards Winner Announced

It is with great pleasure that I announce this year's winner for the first inaugural Terence Awards for excellence in student-created films on Classical and Latin themes. There are two, official cash-prize awards:

Best Use of Latin in a Film ($250.00) sponsored by the Classical Association of the Middle West and South's (CAMWS) Committee for the Promotion of Latin

Best Picture ($100.00) sponsored by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers/eClassics

Thanks to both of these… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on March 9, 2009 at 12:27pm — 1 Comment


Here is the first file, uploaded here for your convenience. Andrew

Added by Andrew Reinhard on March 6, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments



Added by Andrew Reinhard on March 6, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

National Latin Teacher Recruitment Week

It's National Latin Teacher Recruitment Week (NLTRW) and I am answering the call from Sherwin Little, President of the American Classical League, to celebrate the week with my third grade students!

Yesterday coincided with a national reading event called Read Across America (See http://www.nea.org/readacross/) which marks Dr. Seuss' birthday on March 2th.

My third graders were amazed to learn that there was a Latin translation of The Cat In the Hat – Cattus Petasatus, (Dr. Seuss'… Continue

Added by Zee Ann Poerio on March 3, 2009 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Ludi Latini

I wrote a longish blog post on Latin via gaming on Latinblogg (managed by eClassics member Moa Ekbom). If you're interested in learning Latin with computer and console games, read the post here. Thanks to Ms. Ekbom for the invitation to write on my favorite subject. A more complete, formal paper will appear later this year as part of the published proceedings from the recent Greek… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on March 3, 2009 at 5:44pm — 6 Comments

Erasmian pronunciation

Salvete omnes,

or I'd rather say

χαίρετε, ὦ πάντες

I've just created a new group which main aim is to discuss about greek pronunciation. See it at



Feel free to join us and tell your opinions and experiences with reading or speaking ancient greek in your… Continue

Added by santi on March 2, 2009 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Computer Games in Latin

I stumbled across a computer game that has been translated into latin called Zelda, and another called Zelda 2.
As I know nothing about computer games, I'll leave it up to others to comment on these. I've no idea about the quality of the translations.....

Added by Latinum Institute on March 1, 2009 at 8:15am — 2 Comments

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