Thursday, July 26, 2012

Summer Latin Institute - DAY 32

Day 32 was yesterday, July 25, 2012.

Akiva, 8:30 a.m. optional. Questions about the previous night's Sallust assignment. Michael (me), first hour of morning drill, Sallust's Bellum Catalinae, from where we left off in section 5 on the previous day to the beginning of section 7. Patrick, second hour of morning drill, Sallust's Bellum Catalinae, from where I left off in section seven to the end of section 12 (skipping 8, 9, and 10—we're intense, but even we are not THAT intense). Michael, lunchtime optional sight reading, another stab at Vergil's first Eclogue. Afternoon prose comp, Patrick, focusing on a comparative analysis of the style and rhetoric of Cicero and Sallust. Tricolon vs. antithesis; concinnitas vs. inconcinnitas; Cicero's emphasis on oratorical structure; Sallust's use of archaism. Afternoon optional sight reading, a special treat, Rita Fleischer teaching further (and perhaps even more salacious) excerpts from Petronius' Satyricon.

The prose survey portion of the second half of the program is winding down. We on the faculty side of things are beginning to focus our preparations for the poetry survey that begins next week.

Does all of this sound too good to be true? Tell your friends. Tell your students. Just think—You could be doing this next summer!

More soon...

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