New from Open Book Publishers: Tacitus, Annals, 15.20­-23, 33­-45:

Following on from the success of their Cicero Against Verres,  Open Book Publishers now offer a new publication of this A2 level set text, comprising the Latin Text,  Study Aids with Vocabulary, and Commentary, translated and edited by Mathew Owen and Ingo Gildenhard.

This course book, the third in Open Book’s series of classics textbooks, offers a portion of the original Latin text, study aids with vocabulary, and a commentary.  Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Owen’s and Gildenhard’s incisive commentary will be of particular interest to students of Latin at both high school and undergraduate level. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis and historical background to encourage critical engagement with Tacitus’ prose and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought.

Aimed at widening access to Classics among high school students and undergraduates, Tacitus can be read for free on-line at http://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/215/.

Like other books in this series, Tacitus is also available in an interactive format, developed by The Classics Library, which enables teachers to comment on and ask questions about every aspect of the text.  This interactive version can be accessed via the link above.

Open Book Publishers is a non-profit organisation, run by academics in Cambridge and London,   committed to making high-quality research freely available to readers around the world.

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Latin in Belgium

Latin is used in Belgium in everyday life

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Follow this BLOG  for the evidence!

With thanks to Johan Viroux

http://latin-in-belgium.skynetblogs.be/

 

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School Latin project lands European language award

The Iris Project has been bringing Latin to our Primary schools by means of its “Literacy through Latin ”  programme since 2007 and has now received European recognition.  My thanks to Shona Harrison for bringing this report from the Oxford Mail to our attention.

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Of the award, the Project Director, Lorna Robinson said

“We’re really excited at the news that the Literacy through Latin project has won this prestigious award.

The judge who visited our lessons was delighted at the pupils’ enjoyment of Latin and their engagement with our method of using storytelling to deliver Latin as part of literacy.

It shows that the project works and that it’s useful and interesting for pupils.  We hope the award will help us secure funding for this long-running project to expand and develop.”

Read the whole article here

“Sicily: the Land of Gods”

I’m a Greek and Latin teacher. I work as teacher in a Sicilian Liceo Classico and I cooperate with Catania University about these subjects: Greek Literature, Ancient Greek and Latin Grammar, Classical Philology, History of ancient theatre. UE financed me a project of 10.000 euros to promote a cultural exchange between an Italian and an English school about classical themes. Title of my project is “Sicily: the Land of Gods”. If you are interested in this project, please contact me!  Here is a brief presentation of the project.

scaliarosariogiovanni@gmail.com