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Tenisia, or "tennis", is a post-reading activity that allows for students to consolidate what they have read and reinforce the vocabulary and structures of the reading through a back and forth, fast-paced translation exercise. Process This activity should be carried out ONLY after a reading has been gone through as a class and everyone is comfortable with the supplied text. This means that the … Read More

Tenisia: A Post Reading Strategy for Latin

We've all done these sort of wrap up activities after a reading in language classes. Since I have started to re-evaluate my approach in teaching Latin, namely allowing for more translation work to help establish meaning, the other tools in my tool belt have also been freed up. In reading around, an exercise called "tenisia" has surfaced in several areas. Basically, it is an activity whereby … Read More

Opportunities for Reinforcing Latin

One of the challenges we face as Latin teachers is of course immersing our students in a world filled with Latin. It isn't because there is a lack of content, quite the opposite. It is really about getting exposure to it. For learners of other languages - such as French, Spanish, German, Italian, Swahili, or whatever - there are numerous forms of media to use to create an opportunity for … Read More


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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