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Could Latin Help Turn Boys Into Life-Long Learners?

There is a growing concern about the education of boys today. They endure the perception that not only are they worse behaved in class when compared to girls, but also that they lack the organizational skills to succeed. Studies show that girls do score higher on academic testing than boys and there seems to be one […]

Tenisia: A Flexible Activity Structure for Many Occasions

Previously, I wrote about how I used an activity structure like tenisia to help my students review a text in order to establish meaning. Tenisia was best used as a post-reading activity to consolidate what was read and to reinforce meaning. I decided to give it a shot in another application – in a cloze […]

Comprehensible Input Simplified

My evolution as a teacher of Latin extends from my desire to really understand Latin. When I was learning it as an undergrad, I really didn’t enjoy learning to decode the language through its vague grammar and the rush to read ancient authors. There was very little connection to the language and how it worked […]


Archaeologists Uncover Imperial Roman Port Facilities

Archaeologists excavating near Volterra in Tuscany, Italy, are continuing to uncover structures that reveal what life was like in Rome's ancient port system. Known as Vada Volaterrana, the port served the Romans in the city then known as Volaterrae. Archaeologists from the University of Pisa have been excavating since the 1980s and are focusing on the main ports, located north of the mouth of the … Read More

Colosseum Cleaning Yields Old Frescos, Graffiti

ROME (AP) — A long-delayed restoration of the Colosseum's only intact internal acheter viagra passageway has yielded ancient traces of red, black, green and blue frescoes — as well as graffiti and drawings of phallic symbols — indicating that the arena where gladiators fought was far more colorful than previously thought. Officials unveiled the discoveries Friday and said the passageway — between … Read More

Roman Kids Showed Off Status with Shoes

SEATTLE - Even on the farthest-flung frontiers of the ancient Roman Empire, the footwear made the man ­— and the kid. Children and infants living in and around Roman military bases around the first century wore shoes that revealed the kids' social status, according to new research presented here Friday (Jan. 4) at the annual meeting of the … Read More

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