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A Love for Doing Hard Things with Latin

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“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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Carpe Opportunity

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I have been teaching Latin now for almost twenty years. Often the parents of my students will lament to me that they did not learn Latin, or any other language, when they were young. I will often ask them a simple question: “Why not start now?” The quick answer is...
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Advent: Are we still watching, waiting, and expecting?

‘Tis the season of expectation and searching, of hope and wonder. ‘Tis the season of Advent. Our English word advent comes from the Latin word advenio, which literally translates “to come to.” It is made up of the preposition ad and the verb venio. One of my favorite...
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Carry On, Mr. Linguist!

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Perhaps you are familiar with the book Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch is the story of an early American merchant who spends quite a bit of his time at sea. As Mr. Bowditch sails around the world selling his wares, he teaches himself...
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Latin is Alive: Classical Conversations’ First National Latin Forum

This summer a friend and I were blessed with the privilege of representing Classical Conversations at the National Latin Forum in San Antonio, Texas. Our participation marked the first time that Classical Conversations students took part in the forum. I am sure it will...
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