Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Summer Latin Institute - Day 46

Day 46 was Tuesday, August 14.

I taught both hours of morning drill today, in which we read Horace Odes 2.3, 2.13, 2.14, and 3.13.

Odes 3.13 is the famous celebration of Horace's Spring of Bandusia (fons Bandusiae).  Here are pics of an inscription containing the Latin text, and a little waterfall on Horace's estate thought perhaps to be the very fountain addressed in the poem.

All this week, our lunchtime optional sight reading is from our old friend, Vergil's Aeneid.

After lunch, students continued reading Tacitus' Annals, Augustine's Confessions, or Vergil's Eclogues in their respective elective.

I led the afternoon optional sight reading from Aquinas' De Ente et Essentia. Fun, fun, fun: it's technical terminology makes about as much sense as that of the Aristotle from which it derives (okay, okay, so I'd never seen the word quiddity before!).

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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