Classics in the News – August Edition

August 29, 2014
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A new year has started, so we shall begin again with the latest in Classical news! A quick explanation of how I find these sources and how I list them. I have two particular news feeds that get delivered to me on a daily/weekly basis1) Feedly provides me with most of my blog feeds for […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Classics in the News for November 2013

November 15, 2013
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Time for another edition! Comment if there is something you’d like to see or if there are any updates to share! Music, Food, and Entertainment Classicists Reconstruct the Sound of Greek Music – Archaeological Institute of America – A classicist at Oxford University has been working to reconstruct Greek music and instruments. Article includes a sample […]

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. […]

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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 […]

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