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Why a Master’s Degree? Why Georgia?

October 6, 2014

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By Lindsey Campbell, Brookwood High School Unabashedly I love learning. However, after graduating from the University of Georgia in 2003 with my Bachelor’s degree I found that I had quite enough of school.  Because of this, I had no problem with quickly dismissing any post from the University pertaining to the classics program.  Until finally […]

Thinking About Emory: NJCL from a Virginia Teacher’s Point of View

August 22, 2014

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We asked Virginia Latin teacher and NJCL participant Emily Lewis for an outsider’s perspective on this year’s National Junior Classical League Convention hosted in our own state of Georgia.  By Emily Lewis Let me start by saying that I LOVE NJCL! It is quite often one of the highlights of my summer. I have attended […]

The New AP – an Integrated Approach

August 15, 2014

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Jaime Claymore, PhD., teaches Latin at Mountainview High School. When I attended one of the first training sessions for the new AP Latin syllabus, I was excited about less Vergil, Caesar, and a chance for a new start…new exam, perhaps a more thoughtful approach, and the comparison. “That is a travesty.” The words of my […]

Latin Teachers Receive Recognition at District Meeting

August 13, 2014

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At the opening meeting of the year for the world language teachers in Gwinnett County, nineteen teachers received recognition with PEAK awards, awards which recognize the efforts of teachers outside of their normal duties in their classrooms. Out of the nineteen teachers recognized, six were Latin teachers: Ashley Allgood, Rachel Ash, Jaime Claymore, Caroline Miklosovic, […]

Analysis of Caesar’s discussion of geopolitical borders among the Gallic Tribes

November 9, 2013

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Kevin Kuonqui is a student at Mountain View High School and a student of Dr. Jaime Claymore In Commentarii De Bello Gallico, Caesar discusses the geopolitical divisions between the various people of Gaul at the time of his pro-consulship in Gaul in great detail, which gives the audience much to learn about the Gallic people. […]

Welcome to the Gladiator Fights!

November 2, 2013

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Submitted by: Scott Schultz of Parkview High School A teenager lets loose a battle-cry as he charges, his sword swinging into his opponent’s torso with a satisfying thump. The other teen drops his weapons and falls to the padded mat below. “Dead!” a third student calls from the sidelines. The fallen gladiator stands back up […]

The Bulla and the Celebration of the Dies Lustricus

November 2, 2013

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 by: Randy Fields The dies lustricus (“day of purification”), or the nominalia as it is sometimes called, was celebrated on the 8th or 9th day after birth and marked the transition from the liminal phase of life to that of infantia.i Since approximately one in three Roman babies did not live to adulthood,ii the celebration […]