Category: Latin

Asterix comics in Latin

Many of the Latin translations of the Belgian-French series of Asterix comics are available through Amazon.com in the US, but they are less expensive if ordered through Amazon.de. For example, as of this writing, a typical volume costs nearly $40

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Classical to the Core, part 4: Milites

This part of the presentation looks at various aspects of military life (with evidence from literature, letters, and inscriptions), as well as funerary monuments. Note that this is not a ready-to-use lesson, but rather a set of ideas that can be adapted for your class. If you download the Keynote or PowerPoint version, please be sure to read the presenter notes. Warning: The presentation was created in Keynote; the PowerPoint version may be glitchy, but you should be able to get the idea.

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Classical to the Core, part 3: Cursus honorum

This part of the presentation suggests ways to introduce beginning students to the cursus honorum and to Roman roads and aqueducts (focusing on the life and works of Appius Claudius Caecus), using primary sources (mostly literary), which students will begin learning to evaluate for reliability.

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Classical to the Core, part 2: Nomina

Part 2 of the presentation delivered at ACTFL 2013 in Orlando. This part of the presentation shows how primary sources (texts, coins, and inscriptions) can be used to introduce beginning students to Roman naming conventions.

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Classical to the Core, part 1: Imperium Romanum

Part 1 of the presentation delivered at ACTFL 2013 in Orlando. This part of the presentation suggests ways to introduce beginning students to the extent of the Roman empire and to coins as a primary source.

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