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Latin : The Holy Grail of Language Learning?

In a recent Seminar for Classics Teaching organized by the ARLT (Association for Latin...
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Sailing familiar seas: V. Flaccus' Argonautica

On asking about his friend’s trip to Sicily (Ep. 79), Seneca characteristically seized the...
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Example A Level Latin Essay : Ovid's Strengths

Below is an example A-Level essay structure for OCR Latin, written on a section of Ovid's...
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"Why Should I Learn Latin in the 21st Century?"

Why Should I Learn Latin in the 21st Century? This is the most common question that my students...

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  • Example A Level Latin Essay : Ovid's Strengths

    Tilly Bartlett A-level Latin Tutor (West London) Picture Below is an example A-Level essay structure for OCR Latin, written on a section of Ovid's Metamorphoses 3, where Pentheus scorns Tiresias. What are Ovid’s strengths as a narrator? Ovid presents figures within the text using vivid characterisation and description - this can particularly be seen...
  • Introduction for Witches of Thessaly Dissertation

    A-level Latin Tutor (South West London) Picture Witchcraft looms large in Apuleius’s Metamorphoses: Socrates has his heart removed, a baker is killed in his bedroom and Lucius, the narrator, is transformed into a donkey, all owing to the malignant interference of witches. Magic is a decidedly destructive force in the narrative; that is, until...
  • Sailing familiar seas: V. Flaccus' Argonautica

    Ed Martineau A-level Latin Tutor (South West London) Picture On asking about his friend’s trip to Sicily (Ep. 79), Seneca characteristically seized the opportunity to divert to more instructive matters. Lucilius, as a keen writer, would no doubt want to compose his own poem about Etna (Aetnam describas in tuo carmine, 79.5.5), and the volume of poetic...

 

  • Learning Latin to examine English Editor's Pick

    A-level Latin Tutor (South East London) Picture One of the common experiences I have when tutoring is the exhalation of sudden realisation that comes from a student when they notice that English and Latin are not so dissimilar in linguistic structure after all. There's a pervading tendency in the modern teaching of classics to sideline...
  • Latin : The Holy Grail of Language Learning? Editor's Pick

    A Bell A-level Latin Tutor (Twickenham) Picture In a recent Seminar for Classics Teaching organized by the ARLT (Association for Latin teaching), all speakers highlighted the importance of studying Classics and in particular Latin. It was generally agreed that studying Latin contributes to a deep understanding of the English Language....
  • "Why Should I Learn Latin in the 21st Century?" Editor's Pick

    A-level Latin Tutor (East London) Picture Why Should I Learn Latin in the 21st Century? This is the most common question that my students asked in the beginning of their secondary school years when they started to learn the "useless, dead" Latin language. Probably, I am a little biased due to my enthusiasm about the subject but I...