Literature is the artful use of language to paint images and convey emotions through a variety of techniques based on vocabulary and syntax. What better way to study this artform than by reading the master works of such literary artists as Vergil and Cicero as composed in their own tongue? Author and teacher Karen Moore will walk through exercises in literary analysis with the Latin of classical authors as well as later authors inspired by the muse of their predecessors. Target audience: teachers of Latin and Literature (grades 6-12)
Karen Moore began her study of Latin in seventh grade, and added Greek to her linguistic studies during her college years. Karen earned a B.A. in classics from the University of Texas in 1996. Since that time she has taught Latin to students in grades three through twelve through a number of venues. Currently, she is in her eleventh year as the Latin Chair at Grace Academy of Georgetown, a classical Christian School located in the heart of Texas. Karen teaches Latin, Greek, and ancient humanities at Grace Academy. She also serves as sponsor of Grace Academy’s Latin Club, an award winning chapter of the National Junior Classical League. Karen is the co-author of the Libellus de Historia History Reader Series and the Latin Alive! Textbook series, both published by Classical Academic Press. She also maintains a blog site on the study and teaching of Latin at www.latinaliveonline.com. Karen and her husband, Bryan, have three children who attend school at Grace Academy.