Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Summer Latin Institute - DAY 20

Day 20 was yesterday, Monday, July 9, 2012.

It's amazing to watch our students' abilities grow. They began their study of Latin a scant month ago. Now they are reading passages from Caesar, Cicero, Catullus, Vergil, epigrams of Martial, odes of Horace and, of course, sentences of varying complexity and trickiness in their exercises for homework. Sure, they make mistakes, they forget things they learned a week ago, they miss the obvious, they need reminders...but all in all, these folks have learned a lot of Latin, and it shows. And they keep learning more.

I had great fun teaching them Catullus 45 in the afternoon, the one about Acme and Septimius. This followed another stunning grammar lecture by my colleague Patrick Gaulthier.

OK, not a very dense post, but enough for now.

More soon...

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