Tag: Reception

Object-based learning

There's something about handling an artifact or experiencing an ancient building during class that really unleashes a student's latent curiosity. In Cincinnati, I loved to use coin replicas from the University of Cincinnati Classics Department's study collection during class or in outreach presentations about ancient coins. Students were more engaged and asked a lot of questions … Continue reading Object-based learning

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