Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Summer Latin Institute - DAY 36

Day 36 was yesterday, July 31, 2012.

Book 4 of Vergil's Aeneid in the morning, optional sight reading from Vergil's Eclogues at lunch, a lecture on lexicography in the early afternoon, followed by an 80-minute romp through fragments of Livius Andronicus and Naevius.

That's right--in 10 weeks of Latin class, our students are not only getting a complete grounding in first-year college Latin grammar, and an in-depth exposure to Cicero, Sallust, and Vergil, but also a rich survey of Roman poetry and prose going back to archaic inscriptions and the Arval Hymn and continuing through the beginnings of Rome's cultural engagement with Greece, Rome's own Golden and Silver Ages, and the Latin of late antiquity and the Middle Ages.

TODAY IN AENEID BOOK 4 (1-53): Dido, madly in love with Aeneas, discloses her feelings to her sister Anna. Anna encourages Dido to look forward to marriage to Aeneas.
—Summary courtesy of Clyde Pharr.

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...

Note: The opinions expressed in this blog entry are those of the blogger, and do not represent the opinions of the CUNY Latin/Greek Institute, its students, faculty, or administration.

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