Category: Latin

Deus Providebit

It was late in the afternoon about this time of year when Josh and I decided to drive down and catch the Vespers at The Abbey of Gethsemani. We lived in Louisville, and so the trip to Trappist, Kentucky was just a quick jaunt. The service was refreshing, as always, but when we returned to…

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How to Reread a Text

Rereading is your single most important tool, but instructors rarely take the time to show others how. It’s self-explanatory, right? Just reread. Well, what I’ve learned is there are different ways to reread a text and people benefit from a bit of an introduction. I want to point out Luke Ranieri’s technique. If language acquisition…

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Latin in Harry Potter

A colleague and I had a neat opportunity this morning to sit down with a student and chat about the Latin in Harry Potter. The student was writing a research paper on the classical roots of the story’s plot, characters, and language. There are posts scattered all over the internet that discuss these things, but…

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Latin on My First May 4th

For some reason, this morning I woke too early. Even more strange: I was actually rewarded for lying there and scrolling through Twitter before getting up. Legonium had posted their illustrated Bella Stellaria Pars Quarta: Spes Nova. It was nice to have the opportunity read through those gorgeous slides, but this turned out to be…

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Thanks, Accordance

I don’t know how I missed this. Today, I discovered that in the Accordance iOS app you can copy a link to a particular place in a resource, paste that link in your notes, and make your notes, in whatever app you use, hyperlinked to Accordance. I love it. For those of you that might…

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