Monday, July 30, 2012

Summer Latin Institute - DAY 34

Day 34 was Friday, July 27.

The last day of the prose survey section of the second half of the course. It's all over except for the prose final exam on Monday.

It was a lighter day for me. 8:30 a.m. optional review and 3:40 p.m. optional sight reading of a passage from Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy.

In between, Patrick and Akiva led our students through the end of Sallust's Bellum Catalinae, some Latin prose composition, and the afternoon prose survey, a story from the medieval Gesta Romanorum. I remember reading that passage as a student in the program in 1982!

Starting Monday, it's time to begin the poetry portion of the program. Book 4 of Vergil's Aeneid in the mornings; poetry survey beginning with Livius Andronicus in the afternoons.

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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