For this year’s students, learning about the Romans—in Latin—began late in October with a CALP-inspired topic exploration on Roman housing (more on this, later) after months of focusing on the self, class, and community. Exploring Roman housing took place just after students read their first novella, Quīntus et nox horrifica. Upon returning from the December holiday break, students read their second novella, Drūsilla in Subūrā, which featured city-living apartments more familiar to them after the topic exploration during the fall. Learning about the Romans will now continue throughout the year as a new weekly routine begins…Continue reading
fragmenta Pīsōnis: Published!
Here are 50 new lines of poetry including dactylic hexameter, hendecasyllables, and scazon (i.e. limping iambics)!
This collection of poetry from the Pisoverse features a prose description of what inspired Piso’s poetry prior to each verse itself. This provides context and exposure to the words found in each verse, adding to its comprehensibility. Despite the lack of a single continuous plot, students should find fragmenta Pīsōnis more readable than the Pīsō Ille Poētulus novella, especially with any background knowledge from reading the other, much easier novellas in the Pisoverse (i.e. Rūfus lutulentus, Rūfus et arma ātra, and Agrippīna: māter fortis). The poetry in this collection includes more “big content words” to clearly convey meaning. fragmenta Pīsōnis can be used as a transition to the Pīsō Ille Poētulus novella, or as additional reading for students already comfortable with poetry having read the novella. The only new word added to the 96 word count from the entire Pisoverse is fragmentum. This collection is 2200 words in total length.
Use fragmenta Pīsōnis as a Free Voluntary Reading (FVR) option, read as a whole class together, or introduce each fragment as “poetry of week.”
fragmenta Pīsōnis is available…
1) Classroom Set Specials (up to $80 off!)
2) On Amazon
3) As a free preview of the first section (includes 12 lines of poetry) (text only)
– Poetry of the Week (free audio files to use)
4) Email me for Purchase Orders and classroom set discounts
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)
Scansion – Simplified
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)
Scazon (Choliambic, “Limping Iambics”)