Latin Teaching: Some useful things

 Having taught Latin to secondary students for a number of years, I have found some useful things along the way, both for the study of the language and for the social-historical context. Below are listed a few things which may be old news for some, but perhaps not for others.

  • Perseus Digital Library

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http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/

Perseus has been around for a while and is still a great source of texts. There are analytical tools available for translators along with dictionaries, translations and commentaries. In more recent times, the Hopper format has provided the ability to place a range of resources alongside in the window.

  • Livius – Articles on ancient history

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http://www.livius.org/

Livius is a great site for matters relating to Roman History. It is particularly useful for biographical information on key Roman figures and is cross linked effectively.

  • UNRV

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http://www.unrv.com/about.php

UNRV is less detailed than Livius, but a better resource for gaining a good overview of events and where they fit into the flow of history.

  • Forum Romanum

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http://www.forumromanum.org/index2.html

Forum Romanum contains a range of resources relating to the history of Ancient Rome. There is a  very useful text archive alongside scanned and indexed secondary historical resources, albeit a little dated.

A new start – quidfac inquit

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After a few issues around hacking a little  while back, I have decided to refloat quidfac inquit as my blog. Hopefully it will be a little more secure this time around. I am hoping to cogitate, reflect, vent, kvetch and generally whatever about whatever to do with the teaching and learning of Classical Studies, Latin and Religious Education. So here goes blog version two. Where better to start in these things than from the Parthenon…