A colleague reminded me of hexameter.co, the point-earning competitive ancient Latin (and Greek) scanning site complete with leader boards home to the 5 minute rapid scan challenge.
I hadn’t logged in for years, but immediately became hooked once again these past two days. It’s either going to be a healthy break during the school day, or an obsession that leaves me feeling like I have a gambling addiction (i.e. you do lose points, and I’ve caught myself saying “just one more” to regain my highest rating). Here are some observations:
The first two Rhythmic Fluency Podcasts were featured on Dickinson’s Latin Poetry Podcast. Here is the 3rd, as well as downloadable audio files and supporting blog posts. A link to my Lingua Latīna Poetry Card Game is at the bottom. Those who attended the 2015 CANE Annual Meeting, or ACL Institute workshopd will find all of these resources helpful:
Podcast Episode 1:
Podcast Episode 2:
Simplified Scansion & Demonstration Video
Podcast Episode 3:
Lingua Latīna Poetry Card Game
Rhythmic Fluency Presentation (Power Point)
Traditional Scansion is a silly practice, especially in how it’s notated…the info is already there!!! So before you think I’m nuts, how many possibilities are there in terms of quantity? Two (long and short).
WHY NOTATE BOTH!?!?!?!…………..(if not long, it’s SHORT!)
(see the demonstration video here)