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The Blessings of Essentials

Think about the word “essence.” What does it evoke? To me, it calls to mind the idea of spirit. That is, when I consider the essence of something, I think of its central nature—the permanent characteristics of a thing, its fundamental and principal foundations and the...
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“The Wood where Things have no Names”: A Story of Latin and the Essentials Program, with Apologies to Dorothy Sayers

by Leslie
Wednesday, 26 March, 2014
categories: Articles, Classical Christian Education
“. . . if I were asked what, of all the things I was ever taught, has been of the greatest practical use to me, I should have to answer: the Latin Grammar. An early grounding in the Latin Grammar has these advantages: 1. It is the quickest and easiest way to gain...
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National Latin Exam Musings #2

It is National Latin Exam time again! This test was given in 2013 in the United States as well as in the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe, and, for the first time, in Indonesia,...
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A New Challenge in Teaching Formal Writing

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by David
Tuesday, 04 February, 2014
categories: Rhetoric Stage (ages 14 to 18)
Formal writing may be a dying art. Today, written communication is so easily produced that many forms of it are disposable. In previous generations, one might jot down a list for shopping and discard it when completed. However, today’s texts, tweets, emails, and posts...
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Translating from Latin to English

A couple of months ago, we talked about translating from English to Latin. This month, we are going to discuss translating Latin to English. This is predominately what you will be doing in Latin in the later years when you study Vergil and Caesar. The premise is...
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