TABLE OF CONTENTS
A bare TOC for the links in the SCRINIUM LATIN
TEACHERS AND LEARNING
Calvin Coolidge: Classicist or Politician? A retrospective view
of what Classics meant to the educated world in 1921, as VP
Coolidge (by no means taciturn) delivered this liberal paper on
Theophrastan Character A wry description of a kind of
Professor we have all known, part of the academic scene of mid-
20th c. perhaps, but not an extinct species.
Academic Freedom or Freeloading? A short statement about
tenure, looking back over three quarters of a century since it was
and Pay One often hears contradictory reports on teachers'
earnings, complaints about too high or too low. This is a brief
attempt to correlate typical academic pay with pay for similar
WRITING IN ENGLISH AND LATIN STUDY
- Why Can't Johnny
Write? An in-depth study of cultural, psychological and
mental factors which have made our students foreign to the
Disaster: Loss of FOCUS A discussion of part of the difficulties
in English writing, from the point of view of "unclear mental
focus" as against simple writing skills.
- Reading at
the College Level Levels of reading required for success in
college humanities coursework
- Linguistics: The
New Grammar A new approach to language study
incorporating rational explanations of functions in English as
preparations for language study.
Computer Aided Reading Project A review of some of the
possibilities with computers, from the Yale reading programs of
the pre-computer age. Directed toward practical use with English
, but usable for any foreign language reading program which
intends to teach real reading skills.
Manual of College Writing! A humorous if satirical document
offering advice to students for survival with a minimum or risk
and work in today's colleges.
READING LATIN TEXTS
Linguistic Prolegomena to Studying a Language A formal
approach to the forms, functions and logic of English, as
prolegomena for language study
- The Electronic Latin
Romulus: Reading with plain text or with Commentaries? A
discussion and reference to the URL for a
paper published l996 on the need for serious, new
- The Intelligent Reader's
Latin Chrestomathy A group of representative Latin poems,
examined with careful notes and comment.
- Latin text
The Letter of Pliny X 96 to Trajan regarding the "Christian Problem"
and Poetry A study of visual materials inherent in Classical
poetry, with two interpretations of overlooked poems from
Horace and Propertius
Pervigilium Veneris Short introduction and the full Latin text
of a remarkable and unique piece of 3 c. a.d. accentual Latin
poetry. This text is hard to find, I suggest printing it out.
- A Catullus Reader
A large number of poems of Catullus with introductionary
comments, rearranged in a new, subject based order.
- CYBELE: The Lady of Dindymus
Scenario for a Ballet on the castration cult of the Magna Mater, with
translation and text.
The Secret Life Drawing on materials from the ancient Lives
or Vitae of Vergil, a detailed account of the largely unknown
aspects of this great poet's curious personality. Important reading
as background for serious students.
- Vitae Verg. A
shortened and edited edition of the "Secret Life" for students,
materials to the above.
1, in uncial format A presentation of the first 100 lines of
Aeneid I in several formats to show what kind of texts the
Romans actually read.
- Vergil: Aeneid I and IV, a New
Translation Scenario for a Radio-Drama Presentation of the Aeneid
BookI, with a new acoustically readable translation of I and IV.
Aeneid Book IV, the Latin text The Latin of Book IV of the
Aeneid, for downloading, to be used on screen with the
electronic Humanist's Latin Dictionary. Or download and print.
Introduction and Comment: Part 1 A detailed introduction to
the art of Vergil, serious reading for serious students, followed by
a detailed interpretative commentary of half of Aeneid IV.
- Vergil Introduction
and Comment: Part II Continuation of Vergil Part I supra.
- Aeneid IV
SchoolNotes This is a scanned and edited set of student aid
notes from al9th c. typical high school textbook, edited
somewhat for today's grammatical wording. Perhaps useful but
perhaps not, take a look!
- A rare Little