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October 2008 Blog Posts (10)


tuus vultus erubescit: credes, Deus nescit?
Ivan Petryshyn

Added by Ivan Petryshyn on October 31, 2008 at 11:14am — No Comments

Reading Latin Aloud

Goals - oral and aural appreciation.


One thing strikes me - so much of the very substance of a Classical Roman text - for example, Cicero, is determined by technical metrical effects - his very choice of words is driven by the metrical requirements of his prose, especially at the ends of sentences and clauses. I do not believe one can properly appreciate what Cicero, or any Classical author, or poet was doing with language, unless one appreciates the… Continue

Added by Latinum Institute on October 27, 2008 at 6:22am — 3 Comments

Slideshow: Constructing 'Troy' at Stone Bridge High School, Ashburn VA

Our Latin Club and all SBHS Latin classes participated in a long-standing tradition of building a Most Triumphant Homecoming Float. The Homecoming Theme was 'A Night among the Stars' (Hollywood) and our entry Achilles' Warship from *Troy*. These slideshows document our student's work on the float...soon I will add more of the actual building of it offsite at a family's home. BTW, we won… Continue

Added by Chris Ann Matteo on October 26, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

You Tube Verb Videos

I have made some movies for learning the Latin verb, based on the concept of a verb wall (c.f. Sam Sams circa 1830) and the Method of Loci (c.f. Simonides circa 500 BCE).
These can be found here.

Added by Latinum Institute on October 14, 2008 at 5:02am — No Comments

Latin Language Nests?

I did my undergraduate studies in New Zealand. In my first year at University, a group of Maori started up a programme, calledTe Kohanga Reo - which translated loosely as "Maori Language Nests". A big political debate raged around this at the time.

Maori as a language was on the verge of extinction. The idea - a brainwave - was to set up kindergartens where the immersion language would be Maori. These kindergartens were for ages… Continue

Added by Latinum Institute on October 14, 2008 at 4:30am — No Comments

Awesome week

I don't blog very often, but I am having such a great week at school that I just have to babble about it a bit.

7th grade...amazing. I projected silly clipart pictures onto my whiteboard on Monday and Tuesday, and they were practically falling out of their chairs with enthusiasm to say something about the pictures in Latin. Out of 20 kids, at least 16 hands flew up, and when I finished with all their comments, those same hands were all up again ready to say something else. One… Continue

Added by Anna Andresian on October 8, 2008 at 1:17pm — 1 Comment

The Death of a Language?

Transcript of Latinum Podcast Episode:


In 2003, Michael Thomas Connaghton published a short thesis on the use of Latin in the Vatican State – in the hope of demonstrating that Latin was still alive. Instead, his thesis outlined the last gasp of Latin as a spoken language – across the Vatican, latin as a language of daily intercourse is now in effect confined to a single room – the so-called “Office of Letters”. The main Latinist, Reginald Foster,… Continue

Added by Latinum Institute on October 5, 2008 at 6:00am — 11 Comments

Give a WiZiQ Public Session

Hello Everyone,

WiZiQ invites eLatin eGreek eLearn Members to give a public session on WiZiQ at a scheduled time of your choice. Because eLearn and its members are active in online education, giving a WiZiQ public session is an excellent way to get the word out on your organization to the education community especially in your areas of interest and expertise.

Click on the link to… Continue

Added by Mark Cruthers on October 4, 2008 at 2:12pm — No Comments

New and Updated Educational Materials Now Available from the Campanian Society!

The Campanian Society's educational materials for Latin, Greek and Greek and Roman Civilization websites have been updated:

Website: http://www.campanian.org

E-mail: campania@hvc.rr.com

Below are the specific links to the various web pages available on Campanian Society website.

Off-Prints of Articles by Authors on Classical Subjects: Latin, Greek, Art, Archaeology,… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on October 3, 2008 at 11:04am — No Comments

eClassics Party at AIA/APA?

I have gotten a couple of recent queries asking if eClassics is planning on doing anything special at the joint annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the American Philological Association (AIA/APA) in Philadelphia, Jan. 8-11, 2009. Now that eClassics has nearly 900 members, we could viably hold our own conference, but I'd like to start with an informal get-together where we can eat, drink, be… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on October 3, 2008 at 10:14am — 1 Comment

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