Thursday, August 2, 2012

Summer Latin Institute - DAY 38

Day 38 is TODAY, August 2, 2012.

The morning started off with some Vergil...

TODAY IN AENEID BOOK 4 (129-218): Aeneas and Dido go on a hunting party. While all are intent on the chase, Juno sends a sudden tempest, scattering the party and driving Aeneas and Dido to the same lonely cave, where they go through a form of marriage under unlucky omens. Rumor (a goddess) spreads exaggerated reports of the love affair, finally carrying the news to Iarbas, an African chieftain and spurned suitor of Dido. Iarbas prays to his father, Jupiter Ammon, for help, reproaching him that he had allowed Aeneas, a mere adventurer, to be preferred to himself.
—Summary courtesy of Clyde Pharr.
Then Patrick gave a lecture on lyric meters, followed by the afternoon poetry survey reading of passages from Lucretius, and an optional afternoon sight reading of excerpts from Petrarch.

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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