Some (all?) of the papers from this panel have been made available at the APA site:
Man it would be nice if every panel did this sort of thing … or at least had podcasts of the presentations … whatever the case, perhaps this is a hint (finally) that publication on the web is considered ‘legitimate’?
- If you haven’t visited Laura Gibbs’ Latin via Fables blog yet, you really should as she’s past the ‘fifty fable’ mark … Latin teachers especially will find this ‘slideshow approach’ to learning the language (as opposed to the words) a useful addition to their arsenal …
- William Annis’ Scholiastae.org wiki is just getting under way, and scholars are encouraged to become scholiasts and comment on various texts (this is what the wiki format is perfect for!) …
- Pre-university teachers might be interested in the etclassics group which has just started at Yahoo … the official description:
The ETC: Classics in Middle and Elementary group is dedicated to exploring methodologies, activities, and theories that can be applied to Classics-related courses at the middle school and elementary levels. Our goal is a collective of individuals who are interested in providing the best classes and education possible to their students, as well as spreading the teaching of Latin, Greek, and Classical Studies to students of all ages.
… it currently seems to still be in the ‘getting to know everybody’ stage … (not sure if messages are visible to non members)
Some associations have recently put their newsletters online:
The APA has posted the latest info on its Campaign for Classics, including some demos (videos) of how the ‘gateway’ is going to work. They have also put up a Slate of Candidates for Election in Summer 2009.
A smattering of items on the ongoing vivacity of Latin:
A general piece on assorted Latin words and phrases still in use:
On the resurgence of Latin in Athens, Georgia:
And a tip o’ the pileus to Francesca Tronchin for Retweeting these online Latin flashcards:
Some brief items which passed ‘neath my caerulean brow this past week or so:
They’re starting to ponder proposals for a ‘facelift’ for Housesteads Roman Fort:
Construction workers in Highworth dug up a Roman ‘pot’ (actually, a 2nd century or so cremation vessel):
… with more details of its impending auction:
They think they’re going to find more of Gloucester’s Roman wall:
Vague concerns being expressed for “ancient sites” in Bath:
A metal detectorist has found a Roman coin hoard in Devon:
Wanna buy a Roman Circus?:
Not sure whether this Roman bath find in Canterbury is new or not:
Quite a few news outlets are picking up the story about the threat to underwater sites off Greece from scuba divers: