Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
by Denise Davis-Henry and Caroline Perkins
Ovid: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader introduces students to Latin selections (202 lines) from Ovid’s Metamorphoses: Apollo and Daphne, 1.463–473, 490–502, 548–567; Pyramus and Thisbe, 4.65–77, 93–104, 137–153; Daedalus and Icarus 8.195–208, 220–235; Baucis and Philemon, 8.626–640, 705–720; Pygmalion 10.243–269, 270–297. Introductory materials included an overview of the life and work of Ovid, bibliography, and the characters in the selections. Appendices on grammar and figures of speech, and a pull-out vocabulary complete the book’s innovative features. After finishing Ovid: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader, students will be prepared to undertake a more complete study of the Ovid as an AP* or college level course.
- pre-reading materials help students understand underlying cultural and literary concepts
- short explanations of grammatical and syntactical usage, with exercises
- first version of the Latin text with transitional aids: implied words in parentheses, difficult noun-adjective pairings in different fonts, words re-ordered to facilitate comprehension
- complete vocabulary and grammatical notes on facing pages
- post-reading materials encourage appreciation of Ovid’s style and reflection on what has been read
- pull-out vocabulary of Latin words not annotated
- second version of Latin text in without transitional aids, but with notes
The well-designed and thoughtful features of Ovid: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader will allow students a smooth entry into reading, understanding, and appreciating the Metamorphoses of Ovid.
Caroline Perkins is professor and chair of the department of Classics at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. She holds a PhD from The Ohio State University. She has won teaching awards at Marshall University, is the author of several articles on Tacitus and Ovid, and has given numerous presentations on these and other authors. She is a tireless promoter of the study of Classics in her adopted state, and most recently has helped to add an MA in Latin to the degrees offered by Marshall University.
Denise Davis-Henry holds an MA from The Ohio State University. She has taught Latin at Bishop Watterson High School since 1986. Her passion for Classical mythology brought her to the classics, and she enjoys organizing and leading student tours to Europe, including Italy and Sicily, Greece, France, Switzerland, and Roman Britain.
Click here to see Ovid: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader at our website.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
by David R. Pellegrino
Horace and Cicero Frequency Lists for AP* Selections consists of four lists of the most frequent words met in the required lines of the Horace and Cicero AP* Latin Literature curriculum. The Latin words for each author are listed in two different ways. The first is a list with words divided into frequency of occurrence (15+ times, 9–14 times, 5–8 times), designed for review of the most frequent vocabulary words found in Horace and Cicero. The second is a list to be used as a glossary.
The lists are formatted so that the student can use an index card to cover either the Latin or the English to work on vocabulary building. Definitions are limited to those applicable to the required lines of the AP* Horace and Cicero curricula, which makes these lists less frustrating to use than most glossaries and dictionaries.Features
- Two vocabulary lists for each author (Horace and Cicero)
- First list is designed for review, and gives the most frequent words (those used 5 or more times) in the AP* Latin Literature curriculum lines for that author, separated by frequency of occurrence (15+ times, 9–14 times, 5–8 times)
- Second list is a complete vocabulary of all words occurring in the curriculum lines, for use as a handy glossary, with: • Definitions limited to those found in the AP* curriculum, to minimize frustration and discouragement •Full listing of all cases for personal and reflexive pronouns, to reinforce recognition of these forms
Click here to see Cicero and Horace: Vocabulary Frequency Lists for AP* Selections at our website.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
North Dakota Home School Association's 2008 Convention
13–15 March 2008
Alerus Center, Grand Forks, ND
Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association 2008 Convention
4–5 April 2008
Indian Hills Community Church, Lincoln, NE
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Friday, March 07, 2008
translated by Bystrik Muransky
This trilingual songbook represents a Slovak heirloom.
- 170 new Neo-Latin songs, a first publication of a 1963 translation of Slovak lyrics, into Latin—hymns and folk songs
- 170 music scores for the lyrics
- A newly edited edition of 170 Slovak lyrics
- 49 English versions of Slovak lyrics
- trilingual introductions, bilingual index, bibliography
Click here to see Slovak Songs in Latin • Slovak • English at our website.