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Articles tagged Five Canons of Rhetoric

The Transformative Powers of Memoria: It’s Not Just About Memorization

    Translated from Latin, memoria literally means “memory.” That seems simple enough, but what does it really mean as the fourth Canon of Rhetoric? The first three are Invention, Arrangement, and Elocution; the fifth is Presentation or Delivery. We practice the Five...
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A Love for Doing Hard Things with Latin

“Your child will encounter truth, goodness and beauty simply because he was given the opportunity and time to study Latin” (Leigh Bortins, The Conversation, 186). Just as in life, there are no shortcuts in Latin. When I first began diving deep into Latin with my son,...
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Math for Love

“Why do I teach math to students? I teach math so that students might love the Creator of math. But I also teach math so that I will love God and love my children more” (Leigh Bortins, The Conversation, 127). The thing I love most about math is that I don’t have to...
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Wonderstruck by Science

The Conversation Monthly Wonderstruck by Science “Life is at its best is an adventure, a voyage of discovery. What could be more gratifying than to discover, describe and explain some basic principle that no human being has ever understood before? This is the stuff of...
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Memoria that Makes a Mark

In April of 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King was arrested for participating in a protest march that was part of an effort to end segregation in Birmingham, Alabama. While he was in jail, someone brought him a copy of a newspaper which contained an open letter from a group...
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