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  • Feb 23 / 2017
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C.S. Lewis: The Reluctant Teacher

Photo of C. S. Lewis

 

By André Bastos Gurgel, OAB

Some academics don’t like teaching. Does that sound strange to you? If so, you will understand when I tell you a story about C.S. Lewis which I heard from my tutor, who got it from his tutor, Mr. Zinn, an Oxford undergraduate student at the time the incident took place. It will make you think about the relationship between academics and their students. Continue Reading

  • Feb 21 / 2017
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Want to Make Students Love the Classics? Teach Them Mythology!

“Odysseus and the Sirens” by Herbert James Draper

 

By André Bastos Gurgel, OAB

Young people often think that the classics are useless. That’s why classics teachers need to adopt strategies to develop an unquenchable love for Latin and Ancient Greek in their students. One of the best strategies is to teach them mythology. Certain tales can have a strong influence on young people, helping them develop a lifelong love of the classics. Continue Reading

  • Feb 07 / 2017
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Teaching Latin with Music: Some Advice for Teachers

Detail of “The Parnassus” by Raphael in the Raphael Rooms

 

By André Bastos Gurgel, OAB

Most teachers agree that music can be an amazing tool in helping students learn a new language. When students hear a song they like, their brains start producing hormones related to pleasure. This in turn allows them to achieve fluency much faster. Therefore, if this method has been proven useful to teach modern languages, why not use it to teach Latin? In this article, I will suggest a few songs teachers can use with their students to make their jobs a lot easier. Continue Reading

  • Jan 31 / 2017
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Tips for Latin Teachers: Roman Proverbs for Students

"Carpe Diem" (Seize the Day) Plaque by Piazza Pisano

 

By André Bastos Gurgel, OAB

The ancients were very fond of proverbs. The Greeks, Romans, Japanese, and Chinese all knew the immense amount of wisdom contained within these short, profound sayings. In this article we’ll look at some of the most memorable proverbs produced by the Romans and why Latin teachers should familiarize their students with them. Continue Reading

  • Jan 26 / 2017
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Tips for Advanced Latin Students

Carmenta tutor with his student

 

By André Bastos Gurgel, OAB

Latin teachers seem to agree that students usually take three or four years to master Latin grammar. Once the student has done this, it’s time to start reading the classics, but the question is which author to read first. In this article we propose several texts and explain why they are a good option for advanced Latin students. Continue Reading

  • Jan 19 / 2017
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Fabricius: Fair Play Even in Times of War

Pyrrhus of Epirus

 

By André Bastos Gurgel, OAB

We are all familiar with the saying “all is fair in love and war.” History, however, shows us that the Romans would not agree with this–at least not the war part. Today we’ll be talking about a Roman commander who refused to participate in a plot which would have killed his opponent in a cowardly manner. Continue Reading

  • Dec 20 / 2016
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The Old Man and the Donkey

Aesop’s fables engraving

 

By André Bastos Gurgel, OAB

In studying the literature of different civilizations-even those that are a great distance from each other-there is a common affinity for fables. Despite what many people think, fables are not exclusive to children. In fact, there are fables which only a more mature and experienced audience may be able to fully appreciate. Continue Reading

  • Nov 29 / 2016
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Top 10 Strangest Deaths of Roman Emperors

Roman emperor Tiberius

 

Posted by Magister Andrew

Between 27 BC and AD 476, the Roman Empire was ruled by 77 emperors. Most of them didn’t enjoy a long reign – 33 of these emperors were murdered, while others died in battle and several killed themselves. Click to see the list of the ten strangest deaths of Roman Emperors. Continue Reading

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