Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Summer Latin Institute - DAY 40

Day 40 was yesterday, August 6, 2012.

Eight weeks down, two weeks to go!

This was our second week with Book 4 of Vergil's Aeneid.  The morning was devoted to the reading that students prepared over the weekend...

TODAY IN AENEID BOOK 4 (296-387): Dido, learning that the fleet was being equipped and suspecting the truth, bitterly reproaches Aeneas and with tears and prayers attempts to prevail on him to remain. Aeneas replies that he is not following his own desires but the plans of the gods and the stern decrees of fate. Carried away by her furious passion, Dido curses Aeneas and all his race, promises to reproach him even after death, and insists that he will pay the penalty for his cruelty.
—Summary courtesy of Clyde Pharr.

After lunch, we began our two-week electives: Akiva and his students began reading Tacitus' Annals, Patrick and his students began reading Augustine's Confessions, and my students and I began reading Vergil's Eclogues.

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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