The Art of Latin

Karen Moore June 29, 2012

Presented at:
SCL Conference 2012


Vergil and Ovid each began their epic work with an invocation to their muse. Each of these poets has in turn played the muse to countless artists throughout the ages. Bringing this artwork into the classroom will breathe new life into ancient texts. Whether you choose to read these works in Latin or in English, this workshop will demonstrate how to integrate art studies with the reading of the literature that inspired them. This presentation will include 3-4 lesson plans that incorporate art analysis of a specific work of art alongside the piece of original Latin literature (English translations provided) that inspired this particular piece. We will look at selections from Vergil's Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and Caesar's Gallic Wars. Karen will give the background of both the painting and the literary work and offer lesson plan ideas for analysis of each piece in light of the other.


Art Classroom Latin Literature Teaching


Karen Moore
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 thirteenth 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 Karen and her husband, Bryan, have three children who attend school at Grace Academy

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Latin, Memory, and Oration

Article - SCL Conference 2014

Latin Literary Analysis

Article - SCL Conference 2014

James Project: Greek Theatre for the Classroom

Article - SCL Conference 2013

Teaching Latin in the Logic School

Article - SCL Conference 2011

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