Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Summer Latin Institute - DAY 35

Day 35 was Monday, July 30.

Eventful start of an eventful week!

Students took a prose final exam in the morning, and I presented introductory lectures on Vergil, the Aeneid, and dactylic hexameter in the afternoon. By 3:30, students were scanning, eliding, identifying their principal caesurae, and singing their verse--they got the moves like Vergil, they got the moves like Vergil.

After the instructional day, students got right down to reading Aeneid, Book 4, lines 1-53. We'll be reading all of Book 4 in the next two weeks, plus a poetry survey in the afternoons, and ongoing optional sight readings of poets and prose authors. Still doing about a week of traditional Latin class every day.

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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