Virtual Virgil Bringing the Ancients into the Digital Age


by
Karen Moore June 11, 2011


Presented at:
SCL Conference 2011

ABSTRACT:

As our classical schools grow and mature we are beginning to see more advanced Latin classes studying literature such as Vergil's Aeneid. This workshop will share with teachers how to put a new spin on this ancient epic by taking advantage of all the resources the modern age has to offer. We will begin by visiting different links for online lexicons, rhetorical devices, maps, and histories. For those desiring to take the Advanced Placement Exam, we will also locate a wealth of teacher resources for the needed preparation. We will then look at how to use these sites to connect Vergil's magnum opus with other great works of literature such as the Iliad and Odyssey, select pieces from the Augustan Age of Literature and later poets inspired by Vergil's muse. Among the latter we must include John Milton's Paradise Lost, which sets the ancient art of epic poetry within a Christian worldview. Finally, we will see how students can apply these tools in the classroom bringing the best of the classical world and the digital age together.


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Latin Literature Poetry Teaching


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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 www.latinaliveonline.com. Karen and her husband, Bryan, have three children who attend school at Grace Academy

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The Art of Latin

Article - SCL Conference 2012

Teaching Latin in the Logic School

Article - SCL Conference 2011


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