Sunday, December 09, 2007
Monday, December 03, 2007
The Dead Language Latin Club
A Roman Holiday party at the J. and A. Van H's (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for directions)!
Saturday, December 8
· Roman Feast
· Costume contest
- Celebration of the Solemnity
If you are currently homeschooled, studying Latin, and in grades 7-12, this is just the thing for you! An afternoon filled with fun, food and games! Meet other kids who study Latin just like you. Dress and do as the Romans did! Please wear a Roman costume and bring a Roman dish to pass! (If you’re not sure what to wear or bake google “Roman food and dress”.)
To RSVP please contact Lauren (see directory)
Please click here to view photos of last year's party.
Friday, November 30, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
After all, if we do witness an increase in the number of masses offered partly or mostly in Latin over the next generation, the recovery of this beautiful and richly meaningful practice will surely be aided by the growing numbers of children — including many children of Catholic families — studying the Latin language today. Why the upsurge in interest? Turns out Arrius Potterus (as he is known in the new Latin translation of Rowling's first book) gets a good deal of the credit. (more)[Editor's note: I am not hereby endorsing reading Rowling's work! Anyone in my family or who reads my blog knows of my reserve about the Harry Potter series. I also don't think that Hogwarts has a classical curriculum, even if they use a lot of Latin. In fact, I think many of the problems in the stories stem from an alienation of the wizarding educational system from both classical and religious thought--very similar to the problems that beset our own educational system.]
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
"The Perseus Classics collection began as an integrated collection of materials, textual and visual, on the Archaic and Classical Greek world. Named for the Hellenic hero who explored the world to its most distant reaches, Perseus made it possible for specialists and non-specialists alike to move between traditionally distinct types of information, such as images and texts, and across traditionally distinct disciplines, such as classical archaeology and philology. Building on the success of the tools and resources developed for Ancient Greek source materials, the project expanded into the Roman world, with additional art and archaeology materials as well as new collections of Latin texts and tools.
"The collection contains extensive and diverse resources including primary and secondary texts, site plans, digital images, and maps. Art and archaeology catalogs document a wide range of objects: over 1,500 vases, over 1,800 sculptures and sculptural groups, over 1,200 coins, hundreds of buildings from nearly 100 sites and over 100 gems. Catalog entries are linked to tens of thousands of images, many in high resolution, and have been produced in collaboration with many museums, institutions and scholars. Catalog information and keywords have been taken from standard sources, which are cited in the entries for each object.
"Numerous secondary sources supplement Perseus catalog entries. Prominent art and archaeology works include the Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, Attic vase paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, by L. D. Caskey and J. D. Beazley, selections from Attic Document Reliefs: Art and Politics in Ancient Athens, by Carol L. Lawton, One Hundred Greek Sculptors: Their Careers and Extant Works, by Andrew Stewart, and more. All art and archaeology materials are extensively linked to the Perseus atlas, which contains over 5,000 classical sites.
"In addition to art and archaeology sources, essays, and tools, the classics collection features several hundred works of classical Greek and Roman authors, both in the original language and in translation. Moreover, Perseus has created a suite of powerful linguistic tools, all extensively linked to lexica, which permit the careful study of Greek and Latin. All word study tools are documented; please visit the help and information center for the latest information on the scope and functions of these tools. Text based secondary sources include Greek and Latin grammars, commentaries, and Thomas R. Martin's popular An Overview of Classical Greek History from Homer to Alexander, which acts both as an introduction to Greek History and an tool for accessing clasics resources in Perseus; it's a great place to begin exploring the classics collection.
"Nearly all the classics materials are interlinked and accessible from any given resource. For example, a user reading Julius Caesar's Gallic War in English, may wish to check the particular Latin word Caesar employs to describe a military formation. Simply by switching the version of the text, users may see the original Latin (De Bello Gallico) and select a word of interest. This word is linked to the word study tool for Latin, which presents information on the form of the word, gives a brief definition, and provides links to other tools, such as the dictionary and word frequency chart. Or, a student may wish to plot all of the sites Caesar mentions on the Perseus atlas. A link on every text page makes this available. Additionally, users can access art and archaeology information such as numerous coins which depict Julius Caesar."
Lisa M. Cerrato, Robert F. Chavez
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Sancte Michael archangele, defende nos in praelio, contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium. Imperet illi Deus, supplices deprecamur: tuque, princeps militiae caelestis, satanam aliosque spiritus malignos, qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo, divina virtute in infernum detrude. Amen.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Update: Julie e-mailed me with this description of Latin Lives:
I am the Editor-in-Chief of Latin Lives, an internationally distributed Latin-themed newspaper run entirely by high school students. Latin Lives is seeking new writers and editors for this school year, and I was wondering if it would be possible to send an advertisement to members of the Nuntia email list.
Please let me know if this would be alright. Thank you so much for your help!Yours truly,
I've asked her to send me subscription information.
Latin Lives is an entirely high-schooler-run newsletter about classical topics both ancient and in the modern world. It is published bimonthly during the school year and is distributed to classrooms in the US, Singapore, and England. If your class would like to subscribe, please let me know and I will send you more information shortly. If any of your students would like to become contributing writers, editors, or business manager, please tell them to email me as soon as possible for an application.
Thanks so much for your interest in Latin Lives!
The October Latin club meeting will be held on October 16th at the Van Hecke's house from 6:30 to 8 pm. We're going to play Certamen for Roman history and Latin grammar, so your warned to study up on that, but don't stress over it. We're also doing a skit. We need someone to bring a Roman like snack for this meeting. So if you could do it, please e-mail me. Also, I've been told to remind you to bring the dues for the Latin club ($10) to this meeting, if you can.
RSVP to the Gotcher's at (414)427-6972 and hope to see you there!!
P.S. We're aiming to have the meetings this year on either the 2nd or 3rd Tuesday. Novembers' meeting will be on the 13th or the 20th. Please e-mail me and tell me if you could make it on one of those dates. Thanks!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Minutes for September 11, 2007
The meeting was brought to order at 6:43 pm. Nate and Christina G, Lauren and Enan Z, Michelle B, Stephen Z and Kate M were present.
We prayed the Pater Noster. Then we sang Aufer Me Ad Areman, which was suppose to be "Take me out to the ball game" in Latin, but turned out to be "Take me to the gladiator arena."
Next we built and raced chariots; boys against girls. Even though the boys got over the finish line first *coughonfootcough*, the girls won, because of their superior design.
Last we held the business meeting. The President, Nate, gave his report and welcomed us with a hardy, "Welcome." He then told us about the Latin convention. We discussed that it would be awesome if we could get 10 or more people to go with our club. Next we talked about the future meetings and the December Party. The treasurer, Kate, then gave the report that we have the same amount of money as we did in May. Finally the meeting concluded with Mr. Gotcher giving the moderator's report. We discussed e-mails, the blog and meeting dates. We are also considering watching a Roman themed movie.
The meeting was brought to a close at 8:09 pm. Lauren provided the snack of cookies, dates, grape juice, and peanuts.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Finally, Basil was of course also concerned with that chosen portion of the People of God, the youth, society’s future. He addressed a Discourse to them on how to benefit from the pagan culture of that time.
He recognized with great balance and openness that examples of virtue can be found in classical Greek and Latin literature. Such examples of upright living can be helpful to young Christians in search of the truth and the correct way of living (cf. Ad Adolescentes 3).
Therefore, one must take from the texts by classical authors what is suitable and conforms with the truth: thus, with a critical and open approach - it is a question of true and proper “discernment”- young people grow in freedom.
With the famous image of bees that gather from flowers only what they need to make honey, Basil recommends: “Just as bees can take nectar from
flowers, unlike other animals which limit themselves to enjoying their scent and colour, so also from these writings… one can draw some benefit for the spirit.
We must use these books, following in all things the example of bees. They do not visit every flower without distinction, nor seek to remove all the nectar from the flowers on which they alight, but only draw from them what they need to make honey, and leave the rest. And if we are wise, we will take from those writings what is appropriate for us, and conform to the truth, ignoring the rest” (Ad Adolescentes 4).
Basil recommended above all that young people grow in virtue, in the right way of living: “While the other goods… pass from one to the other as in playing dice, virtue alone is an inalienable good and endures throughout life and after death” (Ad Adolescentes 5).
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Great site for prayers: http://www.preces-latinae.org/index.htm
Pope’s Latinist: http://frcoulter.com/latin/
Church Latin: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09019a.htm
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Fumus, draco magus
ardet Roma! ardet Roma!
vigiles, O vigilate!
en! en! flammae!
aquam ferte! aquam ferte!
What do you think?
Friday, May 04, 2007
Classic authors knew and used these figures ubiquitously, including great saints, such as St. Augustine and St. Jerome.
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
And I mean omnia! Including works falsely attributed to him in the middle ages!
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Cheetah LXXV annorum:
19.04.2007, klo 17.10
Cheetah simia, quae in compluribus pelliculis cinematographicis una cum
Tarzan agebat, septuaginta quinque annos complevit....more.
Friday, April 20, 2007
The first thing that should be mentioned is that there will be no Latin Club meeting for this month considering how late in the month it now is. We will however be represented in the upcoming GMCHE conference and I am told that various things such as our scrapbook and awards will be put on display.
In addition to this, the next meeting to be held will be on the 25th of May at the Van Hecke's from 6:30-8:00 pm. This will be the last meeting of the year and elections will be held. For all those interested in running, take a look at the bylaws which explain the election proceedures.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Monday, April 09, 2007
1st Place Team Spirit for Small Schools
1st. Place Team Spirit for Friday morning
1st Place Team War machine contest (with help from Coyote's dad.)
1st Place Nate Costume Contest
1st. Place GilbertGirl Mythology test
2nd Place Coyote Costume Contest
2nd Place Team Spirit for Friday afternoon
3rd Place GilbertGirl Poster
3rd Place Nate Greek History
3rd Place Nate Latin Lit
3rd Place Nate Latin Vocab
4th Place Ria Latin Derivatives
4th Place Nate Latin Derivatives
5th Place GilbertGirl Pentathalon
5th Place Nate Greek Derivatives
Hon Ment. Girls Door Contest