A Concise Guide to Teaching Latin Literature (Oklahoma by Ronnie Ancona

By Ronnie Ancona

This can be the 1st ebook aimed in particular at conserving lecturers modern on contemporary advancements in Latin scholarship. Edited by way of Ronnie Ancona, a classics student with services in pedagogy, it positive aspects contributions by means of validated gurus on all the 5 Latin authors. every one essay combines theoretical fabric with Latin passages in order that teachers can see how virtually to use those tips on how to particular texts.

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9, he asserts the relationship of subject matter and poetic genre: Nunc mihi mille sonos quoque est memoratus Achilles vellem, Maeonide, pectus inesse tuum, dum canimus sacras alterno carmine Nonas. maximus hic fastis accumulatur honos. deficit ingenium, maioraque viribus urgent: haec mihi praecipuo est ore canenda dies. quid volui demens elegis imponere tantum ponderis? heroi res erat ista pedis. 120 125 Now I wish I had a thousand sounding voices, O Maeonian poet, and that The inspired power with which you memorialized Achilles were in me.

120 125 Now I wish I had a thousand sounding voices, O Maeonian poet, and that The inspired power with which you memorialized Achilles were in me. While I with my elegiac couplets sing of the sacred Nones, Supreme honor is heaped up on the calendar. Inspiration is wanting, and these themes demand strength greater than mine: I must sing of this day with exceptional poetic effort. Why, fool that I am, did I wish to burden my elegies with So great a weight? Epic meter would have suited this subject.

The reactions, biases, and questions that filled those letters amply demonstrated that the scholarly revival of Ovid had not—at least not yet—found a way to appeal to the audience of secondary-level Latin teachers. How could the Test Development Committee even think of replacing the golden Latin of sublime Horace with the inferior, second-rate, irreverent, even degenerate Ovid?

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