Tag: Classical Tradition

Towards a more inclusive, safer space in Latin and Classics classes

This past school year, I struggled to include as much about ancient Roman culture and history as I would have liked. When I did include elements of Roman culture, my thoughts were often guided by my earlier reflections about Classics as a field. During the 2016-17 school year, especially as a result of teaching modern … Continue reading Towards a more inclusive, safer space in Latin and Classics classes

Latin, Greek, and English Vocabulary

A recent article in The Times, "Bit-sized Greek and Latin lessons boost reading and maths skills," praised a program in English schools for helping students who are struggling with English and with math improve and catch up to their peers.  The program uses Latin and Greek roots to help students pull apart English words so that … Continue reading Latin, Greek, and English Vocabulary

Playing Shakespeare in Classics 101

For a long time, I hated Shakespeare.  I found him too derivative of ancient stories. It wasn't until the last few years that I have begun to appreciate his plays because I had learned about the ancient idea of imitatio: the idea of showing off one's skill by showing how closely one keeps to the original text, and … Continue reading Playing Shakespeare in Classics 101